Tuesday, January 22, 2013

22:365 St. Brigid . . .

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This sweater has been on my needles since 2009. It's an Alice Starmore pattern called St. Brigid. I had a false start and had to frog and cast back on for the smaller size, and then got side-tracked. For nearly four years :-D
 
Cables are my thing. I love them, and these are quite challenging - five different charts and three row counters going at all times. It's very slow going. The front is on the needles now and since yesterday I am only half way through the first repeat. I figured out that it takes me at least 11 minutes to knit a right side row, and at least 7 for a wrong side. No wonder it's taking so long :-D
 
The yarn is Queensland Kathmandu Aran in an amazing deep blue that is challenging to capture correctly. This is close, though.

4 comments:

Fujiyamamama said...

Whoa! That's quite a sweater!

Kristyn McCain said...

It is going to be gorgeous when it is done.

Knittinggarden said...

Pretty sweater! It will be awesome when it's done. Isn't that yarn nice? I'm making 2 sweaters with it right now; one with Aran weight in a dark green and one in DK weight in a black tweed. Nice to work with but a bit difficult to see what you're doing in the dark colors.

A :-) said...

Ott light :-)