Friday, February 4, 2011

WiPs - St. Brigid

Back in... October through December, we were doing a KAL with anything you wanted to knit (or crochet) out of any colorway of our yarn that you wanted to use. I opted for our Worsted Weight yarn in "Irish Coffee," and I started in on the sweater that inspired me to learn cables all those years ago - St. Brigid by Alice Starmore.

The back of St. Brigid

When I had seen this pattern years ago, I thought it was out of my league - both technique-wise and literally, as the book it was in was out of print and only occasionally able to be found on eBay for something in the $200-$300 range. I don't know about y'all, but that's a little out of my price range.

However, in September, the publisher re-released the book and I was able to get it for about $20, which is MUCH more within what I'm willing to spend.

I find the pattern slow going; not because it is hard (it's actually deceptively easy)... but because every time I finish two rows I want to hold it up and look at it for about five minutes before I go to the next row. Heh. Who knows what I'm talking about?!

Have you ever done this pattern?

Have you ever used our Worsted Weight yarn? Or what about our colorway, Irish Coffee, in any weight?

1 comment:

Hey Jen said...

I am just learning to knit and looking at that pattern makes me cringe a little. haha I think it will be awhile before I'm ready to tackle that! It looks gorgeous though! I love the pattern!