Knitting a Sweater- Pattern Search

You’ve been working on those WIPS, PHDs and UFOs. You’ve identified who is receiving the coveted sweater, and determined their preferences.

Now, you must embark on a pattern search.

Yes, I recommend pattern searching before yarn because you might find the perfect pattern, only to find out it call for bulky yarn and the yarn you already bought is sport.


Head on over to Ravelry, pull up the pattern search feature, and add in some of the preferences of the person you are knitting for. Ravelry lets you filter by age, gender, pullover or cardigan, and if you do have a preferred yarn weight to work with, you can filter by that too.

Find 5 patterns (or so) for your short list and have them ready in hand for the next assignment.