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Project

My First Sweater

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of switching between continental and the "throwing" method of knitting. I'm using synthetic yarn (I know, I know), but for my first sweater, I didn't want to invest in a more pricey material (and it wasn't available). I'm excited to build the confidence to make things I'll be able to wear. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take it stitch by stitch....I didn't realize how easy beginning a sweater could be! I can't wait until I advance by using short rows to shape more flattering sweaters! This pattern is really easy so far. I finished the back within only 2 days.

What you will need

  • I used #4 no name yarn from
  • ahem
  • Wal-Mart. I was trapped in the woods with no crafting store nearby! They didn't carry Lion's Brand. I thought it would still work
  • to practice my first sweater. It did
  • I made an XS
  • which fits beautifully.
  • US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

Q&A with Cara Michelle

Meghan Criss asked:
Hi Miss Cara! I'm using inexpensive yarn for my first sweater, too! It's easy to wash....have so little time for knitting that I'm still swatching. But the first swatch washed really well. Can't WAIT to get started and catch up!! Thanks for sharing!~Meg
Cara Michelle answered:
I can't wait to see your progress.
Veronica916 asked:
Awesome work, Miss Cara!! :)
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you Veronica.
MidgeC asked:
Very nicely done and so quickly! I will be using inexpensive yarn, also, for my first try.
Cara Michelle answered:
It was quite interesting to work with inexpensive yarn. I only used 2 and 1/2 skeins, and the final sweater feels more heavy and luxurious than my $100 sweater from a designer store. I think this project cost about $9.00 (plus the craftsy course). And it's fun to wear! I hope to see your sweater, when you are able.
Melinda Kitty asked:
Very nice !
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you Melinda.
Amy Ross asked:
Nice work!
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you for the pattern, Amy. The cardigan is next.