There are many blends and weights of sweater knit available. For Shannon's first try at sewing her own sweater she chose a chunky wool sweater knit from Fabric Mart. (You can find sweater knit fabric here) This is a wool blend so it is a heavier weight. If you want something a little lighter weight she would suggest a cotton blend sweater knit. See howShannon sewed up this very hip sweater (instead of knitting one!) and check out FabricMart's knits to get started!