Re: [st_brigid_kal] ply wool
- Hi Vicki,I love your pictures, I can now refer to them as I make progress with my jumper. Your St Brigid is really beautiful. I bet you are very proud of yourself. Well done.!!!!I purchased wool yesterday to start mine, but my hubby liked the colour of the wool which is a rare thing in this house, so now I have put that away for him and I am about to hit the very few shops here to find another colour.Thank you all for the information I received in regards to the ply of wool, it roughly works out to be our 10 ply. No doubt I will purchase extra just to be on the safe side.Take care.Val.---- Original Message -----From: vknitoriousSent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:48 PMSubject: Re: [st_brigid_kal] ply woolHi Val,Oh, now I can't wait 'til autumn so I can wear my sweater! I was only able to wear it a few times before having to put it away for summer...I have pictures and some details/thoughts about this sweater on my blog here:I used Cascade 220 and had purchased 12 hanks. I made the larger size, but left off the fringe, and used 9 hanks. I've found, even in the few times that I've worn it, that it really stretches (all that cabling) and if I were to knit it again, I might use the smaller numbers.I echo Jody's "Welcome to the group!" It's a gorgeous sweater.Vicki
jody pirrello <savannahchik@...> wrote:
Welcome to the group! You'll see that many of us are slowly progressing on this sweater, although
some have finished (Vicki and Kim come to mind but I know there are others).
As for the yarn, here's some information that might be useful to you:
Starmore's yarn that she uses on the pattern is her Hebridean 3-ply. It comes in 50g hanks and is
approximately 100m. She also lists that the yarn is 11 wraps per inch.
Here's a link to that page on her site: http://www.virtualyarns.com/about/tech.asp.
Now, many (most?) of us tried to find a more cost-effective alternative. Quite a few people are
using Cascade 220 with great success.
Cascade's specs are: 100g hanks, 4 ply, 200 meters. So, virtually identical specs weight and
length specs. Cascade does have 1 more ply than Starmore.
As for yardage, Vicki has weighed in on this one before. I can't recall what her experience was,
although in general I believe people are buying 1 or 2 hanks more than what's called for just to
I also recall some knitters starting with a sleeve to get the pattern memorized and to work out
any final tension issues. I did't do that myself but it sounds like an excellent idea!
--- Val <val853@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone, I am a newbie to this site. Can you please tell me the
> ply of the wool you use to knit your St Brigids and how big are the
> balls of wool.eg: 50grm or 100grms. I am in West Australia and
> our wool is different here.My pattern is being sent to me, so I want
> to get the right amount of wool before it arrives. Any hints as to how
> to go about starting this beautiful sweater or what to look out for
> along the way that will make it easier to knit.
> Thank you for any information.
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