Have you ever noticed just how many different ways there are to make a sweater? You could make it in one-piece from the top-down or bottom-up. You could make it piecemeal with a front, back, and sleeves. You could knit it from sleeve to sleeve. You could even make it in many modular pieces!
For those who are new to the world of garment-making, a great place to start is a baby sweater. They're small, so they don't take a lot of yarn or time commitment (and babies don't mind a mistake in the knitting here or there). Here are just a few of the different sweaters that we've designed--and if you click through to view their schematics, you'll get a sense of just how differently each one is made! Make one (or make them all) and get some practice so that you feel ready to take on an adult sweater of your own!
6 Baby Sweaters Featuring Different Construction Methods
|Sunrise Stripes Pullover
Features a classic raglan construction, where you knit from the top-down, dividing for the bodies and sleeves.
|One-Piece Baby Pullover
This sweater is created from the lower edge of the front, knit up to the top of the neck and sleeves and back down to the bottom of the back.
|Strawberry Pink Sideways Cardigan
Knit from sleeve to sleeve, with the lower edges of the back and front picked up and worked perpendicular, this is a popular sweater construction.
|Round Yoke Baby Sweater
A favorite bottom-up style, this round yoke construction starts with the sweater body and sleeves and picks up for the yoke.
Ever think about constructing a sweater with a twist? This unique triangle construction is very cool.
|Log Cabin Baby Pullover
This spin on the classic four-piece pullover has the added twist of log cabin blocks as the front and back panels.
For more sweater pattern ideas, browse LionBrand.com. Have a favorite beginner's sweater pattern to share? Leave a comment below!