hi all. I’m new to this forum. The last sweater I knitted was about 15 years ago (yikes). I guess I made about 4 or 5 sweaters in my life, that’s all, but they were certainly wearable. I have 3 kids and a husband, and I’m hoping someone wants me to make them one, too. I live in northeast Pennsylvania.
Down in Allentown I see there’s a Hobby Lobby, which is 1-1/2 hours from me. We do have a LYS 45 minutes from here, which we passed yesterday but they were closed.
Last night I found your forum and pretty much spent hours reading posts, learning a lot about the yarns that are out there. I took plenty of notes.
So, I have a pattern but no yarn. I’m not really the type to buy dollar-a-skein yarn. I just can’t wear that. I would imagine wool would be too itchy for me , as plenty of times I have tried on wool and I’m always like, “OMG get it off me.” Also, I have a tendency to get staticky and get shocked a lot, like on car door handles. Yes, it’s fun going to pump gas in the winter . Maybe a wool [I]blend [/I]. . .
So, considering this is my first sweater in a long time, I guess I won’t go buying $10 a ball yarn. Let’s just get back into this first, I’m thinking. Below is a picture of the pattern I bought. I just have no idea what that’s made of. It’s Leisure Time, so they just say “bulky weight, brown, variegated, and cream.”
I have no idea what type of yarn would work up nicely for this. Do they want a cotton, poly, what? I did find some yarn in brown and cream, but that style of yarn didn’t have tweed for the middle of the sweater.
So, I look forward to your answers and am excited to get back into knitting.