Looking to expand your skills and try a new technique? The Pirate Boat sweater, has a very small section of stranded knitting (only three rows). Never tried your hand a toy making, these super simple finger puppets are a fantastic place to start.
The project is worked using DK weight yarn and is a perfect stash buster.
Knit flat and seams using a mixture of stocking stitch and garter stitch with minimal shaping, this is a great first sweater to knit.