Another Starmore Fan
- Hi Everyone
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Denise and I live in
Riverdale, NY. I started St. Brigid back in January but put it down
because I was planning my wedding. Well I'm married and St. B and I
are best friends again. She's the only project I have on needles
right now (I can hear the gasps of surprise and horror from here)
and I'm loving everyone stitch...
I'm so excited that there some buzz about this sweater again...the
KAL was quite for a while. Also wanted to add some info for those
who are planning to start.
I'm also using Cascade 220 in color 2411 (I think that's the number)
it's a gorgeous, rich chocolate brown that has reddish tones, I
can't quite explain but it's beautiful and I love it!!!! It's feels
so yummy in hands, I think it's a perfect sub yarn for this sweater.
Regarding needle size, I swatched on a addi 7 (circ) and got 20=4"
but the pattern wanted 21. I thought no big deal but I knit a 1
repeat on the back and the piece looked so big to me. And I know
this is already a big sweater. So I ripped and went down to a
6...much better!!! and a firmer fabric which I actually like better.
I suggest using a row counter that is explained/featured in the book
Sweaters From Camp, I never knit without them...no scrap paper and
tic marks for rows...it slows you down. These counters are so much
faster and more useful.
I re-started this sweater on July 1st and I'm hoping to be done by
the end of the month. We'll see. At least all the knitting done,
not all the finishing. It's actually knitting up very
quickly...once you get the repeat sequence.
Hope that helps...I'm happy to answer any questions...I don't have a
blog (more gasps) but will try to find a way to post some pics.