Hi Johanne and list,
Thanks for your replies. I plunged in and started a sample of the back
with an inexpensive yarn just to see if I can do this before investing
in my final choice of yarn. I am an experienced knitter but have never
made an aran sweater.
I am up to row 8. I found row 4 difficult and had to unknit it a couple
of times. Does anyone have any tips for correcting mistakes, I find the
cables hard to unknit. Any tricks?
One thing I did was to color code the cable sections on the charts to
match the chart key which I also colored. I have also color coded my
My efforts at this point are just a trial run, but it is really fun.
~Susan in N. GA.
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> Hi Susan,
> I've just started knitting St. Brigid and have completed my first
> sleeve. I am using the current Soft Shetland (and as far as I am
> informed by Jamieson's directly, it is the same as Scottish Heather,
> the original yarn used for the pattern). I did a comparison between
> Cascade 220 and Soft Shetland. I agree with what has been said
> previously. Soft Shetland is a 2 ply wrap and far more spongy (if
> makes sense) than 220 which seems denser but knit up thinner. I was
> worried about how the 220 (by far the softer of the two) would pile -
> so was comforted by what Katy said about Na Craga ( I have enough of
> the 220 for something 'nice'). Soft Shetland is very warm and rough
> (softens only a little once washed).
> I'm using the stated needles, a UK 4.5mm or US 7? I think that the
> Shetland Soft may have less give in it also. Hope this helps.