Tuesday, September 04, 2007

St. Brigid

I've got three major UFOs around the house. Two cardigans and a pair of socks only waiting for grafting.
So just take a guess - which one am I doing? That's correct: none.

I've started St. Brigid (from Starmore's Aran Knitting).
Just loved the pattern since I first saw it, early in the year bought the book (and got bankrupt) then kept the idea hidden in the back of my mind till this last weekend.

The yarn is Jaeger extra fine merino DK (no, of course it's not from the stash :). Just ebayed it, a few days ago.
Simply beautiful to work with - 10 out of 10. Maybe a bit too thin for this pattern but I'm sure it will look great in the end.

Saturday morning swatch.
our Saturday afternoon cycling intermezzo along the canal

and Sunday afternoon first repeat ready.

The main challenge was to figure out the Celtic knot - finally somebody from Knitting Review pointed me to the original book explanation and drawing ( page 92 - Infinite lines), which are very clear, and this definitely put me on the right track.
Thank you wonderful people at Knitters Review.
I wish I could subscribe to Life Review as well and get all my real life problems sorted in the same manner.


fluffbuff said...

The first repeat is looking good!
And that ride along the canal makes me wish I lived in a place like that. :)

Laritza said...

Two questions:
How many skeins do you anticipate using?
Did you get AS gauge?

Jeanne said...

I love Aran Knits - I'm making Na Craga - well, its in my basket and I have about 20 inches done. The first repeat of St Brigid looks beautiful - great color/yarn choice.