I knitted a sweater from Pure and Simple patterns. I have included two pictures of the finished product. It isn’t perfect but for a first sweater I am pretty happy with it. (The only other thing I have knitted is a dishcloth.)
Now with the second project I am working on. It is also a sweater ( http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/kiddo-1yr.html ).
The pattern calls for the ‘Kiddo’ yarn that is 2.5-3 sts./in. The one I used is Moda Dea Aerie which is 12s/10mm square swatch. I used larger needles to compensate for the difference in sts/in. The yarn I used is 50g. 71yds. The yarn the pattern called for is 50g./97yards. The pattern called for 2 balls. I used almost 3 of the yarn I am using. Can someone tell me (1) if you would or wouldn’t have picked the yarn I picked for this pattern and why, (2) why the yarn I used is the same weight (grams) but less yardage, (3) and finally do I need to block the pieces since I used a 100% nylon yarn?
Thank you so much for any input, I am just a beginner and have tons of questions!!!