I like the way it came out, okay. I do wish the collar was bigger, and I should have done less increases to the front, but other than that, it is a keeper. I used Lion Brand Quick and Thick yarn, just over three skeins. This yarn makes me nostalgic. It is the first yarn I bought two years ago when I was learning how to knit. I made myself a scarf. Just a scarf, but I was so proud.
I get a lot of emails asking me where to start, if you want to learn how to knit. The best advice I can give is visit your local yarn store and grab a book with the knitting basics. It is also a great place to go and ask for help, or sign up for a class. I think the hardest part about knitting is reading patterns. Once you can do that, you are golden! Remember, there are only two stitches in knitting. Knitting and purling. It is really easier than it looks.