SV: [st_brigid_kal] Finally! Progress on St. Brigid
Your St Brigid is coming along very nicely! And the colour is beautiful.
I’m also a member of FLAK, where this very issue has been the subject of lengthy discussions, since it seems to be quite common to have a different gauge with seed stitches, when knitted together with cables.
If I remember correctly some choose other filler stitches instead to make gauge. Not having that problem I really didn’t pay much attention to those messages, but maybe you find it helpful to join FLAK at
and go through the archives. Some of the replies to this issue seem to have been really helpful for those in need of advise.
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Skickat: den 10 oktober 2006 18:39
Ämne: [st_brigid_kal] Finally! Progress on St. Brigid
I've just posted a couple of pictures of my St. Brigid in progress.
I'm making it in Navy, in a yarn (Karabella Majestic) with a 20%
mohair content, so the picture looks not as clear as I'd like.
However, I can say that the yarn is working very well with the
cabling--incredibly soft and drapey, but the cables are large enough
not to get lost in the mohair. It's really lovely.
Good thing--because I've just promised to knit a SECOND St. Brigid
for a second sister, and I'm planning on a burgundy Jaeger Shetland
Aran for that one, which has 20% Alpaca content. Using these kinds of
wool on textured work is a complete departure for me--but I'm glad I
gave it a try.
Also, I've modified the shaping slightly (ala Heidi and her Filey) to
make the sweater more A-line. I just added a few stitches in the side
panels of seed stitch.
Has anyone else had difficulty with the seed stitch having a
different row gauge than the cabled section? I've just thrown in some
short rows every once and a while, and then cured it, but I was
curious if it's a common problem, or just my seed stitch issue. :)
- Thanks, Heidi. I'll check out that list. I do belong to AranKnitting, but
not the subgroup for the FLAK. I think I pretty much cured my problem with
short rows, which worked perfectly. Every once in a while, I just short
rowed over in the seed stitch section, turned back around, and then did the
next row normally. So it only added height in the seed stitch section--just
where I needed it. And really, really invisible, since the wraps don't show
at all on the purl stitches.
I'm well along on the front now, and then on to the sleeves!