Knitting Sweaters may just be the ultimate goal of habitual knitters. True, it is quite a venture to undertake but the rewards are simply fulfilling. The day you completed your very first sweater is pretty much a very memorable day in you entire knitting history.
Of course, all of us want our sweaters to turn out how we would want them to be – the perfect fit and the perfect color. Okay, perfect may just be an exaggerated adjective to use, so ideal would be more realistic. The most critical part of knitting sweaters is the fit, most of them come out smaller or bigger than what you expect them to be. That’s why time is one of the most essential aspects of knitting. Nothing should be done hastily (unless you’re a pro) in a sense that you might compromise quality over quantity. Take some time to do some researching before starting. Preparation is the key element to that ideal completion.
The fiber to be used may be one of the most important materials to be considered. Of course, you will never knit a summer sweater from scratchy thick wool. If you want something rugged for everyday use, then you should consider a fiber that is very durable and easily laundered. But most of all, you might want to use yarns that are soft and pleasant to touch. After all, you will be knitting sweaters and handling it for hours and hours or even days! We just want your entire knitting experience to be pleasurable.
In lieu of that reason, it is best to search for ideal fiber and yarns first. Once you have decided on which yarn to use, you can then scout for sweater patterns which are widely available online and in most knitting stores.
The easiest technique in knitting sweaters is to start from top to bottom. Start with a small circumference for the collar and then gradually increase the size as you knit down. This may be the easiest but it certainly is not the only way. If you have adequate knitting skills, you can experiment and challenge your knowledge by starting bottom to top or even from one sleeve and then ending on the other one!
Knitting sweaters is just like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to fit the pieces together to complete the whole piece of astounding beauty. For beginners, it may not be the easiest thing to do but once you finished up one, you can proudly say that you are no novice anymore!