Thursday, August 7, 2008

st.brigid




here is st. brigid in all her glory. i think it is the most beautiful pattern i have ever used and the loveliest yarn. the yarn is so easy to work with and i am amazed at how many colours alice uses to create one colour.


stats:


knitting time: circa one month


yarn: 15 skeins of virtual yarns hebridean 3-ply


needles: addi turbo no. 4 ½


pattern: alice starmore: aran knitting


i knitted the whole thing in pieces and seamed them after blocking. i think i used 8 or 10 hours seaming which is very unusual for me, but certainly worthwhile.

i didn't have the correct tension so the whole thing is smaller than the measurements in the pattern, and i am quite pleased with that, since i don't like huge sweaters. but it took some adjustments. the sleevetop has more stitches and the sleeves an extra pattern repeat.


i think i will use this sweater a lot this coming winter. it goes with most thing and in my opinion most of all with a pencil-skirt.


i highly recommend any adventurous knitter to knit this.

12 comments:

Mandy said...

WOW! Beautiful! I'm not surprised it took a while to finish, but 8-10 hours is a long time. Congratulations on a job well done!

Shan said...

That is so gorgeous. Way nicer than mine - I am definitely wishing I had had the $$ to invest in Alice's yarn, instead of trying to cheap out. I should have saved up for it! It's ever-so-much-more-so with the right yarn.

tiennie said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful sweaters I have every seen! It looks so lovely.

Irene said...

What skill! This is jaw dropping beauty!!! I bow to your superior ability!

Jen said...

That is truly stunning.

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful. I have Aran Knitting and have been rereading it again recently looking for an adventurous pattern to knit this fall. This might be a winner. Yours is certainly beautiful.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Absolutely beautiful !!!

whitknits said...

It looks amazing! Beautiful work. If I ever knit this, I'd want to shrink it from the pattern measurements, too...I don't care for the baggy styling of most of the Starmore sweaters.

Vivienne said...

It's stunning, congratulations.

Sinéad said...

What a beutiful sweater, congratulations. It is definitely worth the time invested.

SYLVIE said...

your St. Brigid is gorgeous. Great job!

Kent said...

Spectacular/Gorgeous/Amazing/Beautiful/Flawless sweater :)!!!