SV: [st_brigid_kal] I'm finally starting
Thank you Annie for your nice comment regarding my Filey.
I’d love to see pictures on your Irish Moss!
Unfortunately I’ve currently put down St Brigid. I decided that off white wasn’t the right colour for it. Instead I have ordered more Hifa 3 in a dark blue grey colour, and since my on-line lys has to order it from Norway it may take a couple of weeks before it arrives.
Actually I haven’t decided about the neckline yet. Since this sweater is meant to be a winter sweater I was considering doing it with a square neckline. However when I look at those curves in the pattern, I’m thinking that a square neckline would look sort of wrong with those cables. So it’s very likely that I make it a V-line neck.
This is just me thinking, but, I have a gauge of 33 rows per 10 cm. I would want my v-neck to start some 20-22 cm from the top, in rows that would be around 70 rows from the top. Looking at the pattern I would take advantage of the middle cable that starts to divide on row 9, and cast of that purl stitch in the middle. Then I would continue with the cables on the sides, while at the same time making decreases to make it slightly rounded, because I think that would look the best with these cables…
But again, this is just me thinking early in the morning before I had my coffeJ
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Skickat: den 15 september 2006 22:42
Ämne: [st_brigid_kal] I'm finally starting
Hello to everyone--
I've recently joined the St. Brigid knitalong, and I'm very pleased
that there are others just starting now, or continuing along. I'm
planning on using Karabella Majestic yarn in navy (stashed from an
excellent WEBS sale a year or so back). It's roughly 80% wool, 20%
mohair, so it's wonderfully soft, and I think the size of the cables
on St. B won't be too blurred by the mohair.
I'm also thrilled to see that Heidi has joined the knitalong. I'm a
great admirer of the way you modified Starmore's Filey, Heidi, and
I'll be curious to see what you do with St. B. I'm planning to make
it slightly A-line, and may try out the side slits you did on Filey
for this. I won't have to decide on that until seaming time, of
The modification I'm thinking most about, but have yet to decide on,
is whether to modify the neckline to make it more v-shaped, as Heidi
did on Filey. Heidi, are you planning to do that on this sweater? If
so, I'll enjoy reading about how you decide to modify the pattern. I
love the current neck detailing, so if I couldn't find a good way to
do that with a v-neck I'd leave it as is.
I just finished Irish Moss and enjoyed that so much that I'm very
eager to get going on St. B. Wish me luck!