It’s late Sunday night and I can’t sleep. I’m daydreaming about making a sweater. I’m really intimated by the huge process being that I’ve only finished a few hats, scarves and mittens. But sweaters are like scarves just bigger, right?
My house is freezing in the wintertime due in part to our lack of insulation. In January and February you can usually catch me in jeans with a bulky sweater and hat on with my bathrobe tied over the top—super sexy I might add.
So why not trying making a sweater coat? I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it. The one downside is the cost. A few of the patterns I picked out the yarn would cost between $100-$200. I realize I can find affordable alternatives already knit for that price but most mass market versions contain acrylic, yuck. I want something made of natural fibers that’s super soft and warm.
Below a few patterns I’ve gathered. I’m not sure if I can conquer any of them? I don’t want something too complicated because the one thing I hear from other sweater newbies is that they take forever. The bottom image “The Bradford” is not a cardigan but I love the texture and it’s made with really chunky yarn–which means you can whip it up fast! Maybe I should start there? Have you ever made a sweater? Any advice or a favorite pattern you would like to share or suggest for beginners?