This basic crewneck sweater was the first project I made on a knitting machine. It turned out very well for a learner's project.
The pattern is adapted from Ann Budd’s “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.” Hands down one of the best knitting books I have. It presents basic sweater patterns by gauge (4,5, 6, 7 stitches per inch) and chest circumference (in children’s and adult sizes). You can choose a variety of shoulder (drop, set in, saddle) and neck patterns (crew, v-neck) as well.
The yarn is 100% undyed wool “Fishermen’s Wool” from Lion Brand Yarns in the color “nature’s brown.” I used just over 2 skeins, at 465 yards each. The listed gauge is 16 stitches and 22 rows to 4” on a size 9 needle.