So I just picked up knitting and to be honest at this point I am only doing one project so I am trying to do it without investing a lot of time learning all the advanced techniques. I just wanna knit a very basic sweater for a teddy bear (a gift for my girlfriend). The bear is probably about 15 inches tall or so. After I am done with the sweater, I would like to have some designs on it, like my girlfriend’s name, or a heart, etc. My two concerns are:
- How do I knit the sweater? lol…well I kinda know. I learned how to cast on and how to purl and knit. Someone told me all I have to do for a basic sweater is knit 4 squares. two for the front and the back, 2 for the sleeves, and just join them together. Was she right? what about the collar? what do I do there? and how do I join them together. Any help would be appreciated.
- The designs: I found some really cool patches at the local hobby store. Can use those on wool? (they’re iron-on patches) would they stick or would the fall off? If I can’t, then what is my other option? knitting with two different colors would be too complicated for me. I would like to somehow add the designs after I am done knitting the sweater. Can I just stitch them using a different color thread?
Any help would be appreciated. If you only direct me or tell me what I need to learn then I could use the resources and videos on this site to do it. I am the kind of guy who can fix your car and help you with your computer but when it comes to knitting, I am kinda clueless!