Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Serious Sweater Lust

I love sweaters. Wooly, warm, cozy sweaters. I am heavy in to Ravelry and keep seing all of these beatiful sweater patterns. The knitting blogs are just as full of inspiration. The problem is, I'm scared. I admit it. I have never made a sweater before and the prospect is pretty intimidating.

I think that I am finally ready to lose my sweater knitting virginity . . . I've fallen in love with a project that is pretty popular . . . everyone swears it's easy . . . I think I'm ready for this:

Yes, it's the Gathered Pullover. I am in love.


Annemarie said...

That is really cute, but I've never made a sweater either. I don't think I'm ready.

Sarah said...

I don't think I'm ready either, but I really, really want to be. Maybe I could just buy the yarn . . .

mooncalf said...

Hi Sarah, I've knit this sweater and it is pretty easy. I'm sure you're ready for it - just go for it!

I've subscribed to your blog so if you hit any problems maybe I'll be able to help?

Good luck (and welcome to blogging)!

Mary Beth said...

Knit a top down cardi for a 1st sweater. They have no seams, knit up quick, use very little yarn, & fit fabulous in the end. What more could a girl ask for???? Check out Cosmic Pluto knits for her free down load. You can't go wrong. What are you waiting for?

Anonymous said...

This is very pretty. I hadn't seen it before. I had to add it to my faves. Sweaters in general are not as bad as you think. I put them off for 3 years or so before I took the plunge, but they're great fun.

Top-down sweaters are pretty easy to start with, but it sounds like there's minimal construction with this sweater.

Welcome to blogging!