Looking for an easy-to-knit sweater

I just picked up some seriously vintage wool yarn, and a lot of it, and I’d like to try an open sweater (buttons) / jacket. I’ve never made anything that’s not just one piece before (lots of hats, scarves, dishclothes, cat toys), but I’m pretty adept with most types of stitches and anything I can’t do I’m sure I can learn. Nevertheless, I’d like to start with something fairly foolproof, one colour and pretty.

Any ideas?


Silver had suggested this pattern a while back. I tried it and liked it a lot. It can be adapted to make a cardigan. http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.htmladapted

Your link didn’t work for me Jeremy, but I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be so I can’t fix it.

I always recommend Knitting Pure and Simple patterns because they are easy and well written. :thumbsup:

Just leave off the last word after the html… http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html It’s the raglan pattern generator. There’s some other ones at knittingfool.com and thedietdiary.com/blog too

the places i look when tryin to find a jumper or any pattern really are

and of course good old ravelry.
plymouth yarns have a good selection of easy knit jumpers in larger needles as well so it’ll knit nice and fast for you.

enjoy your first jumper, there adictive cloud9