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Right now, I’m working on Alice Starmore’s St. Brigid sweater from her Aran Knitting book. I’ve wanted to knit this pattern for about 10 years and have never gotten around to it until now. It’s the perfect pattern for me because cables are my thing. I love knitting them and the effect they have on others. When a new or non-knitter comments on how hard it must be to knit a cabled sweater, I just smile and tell them it’s not as hard as they think. Of course, they never believe me and that’s okay. I don’t mind if they’re overly impressed with the work I do. Even though I don’t find cables difficult, they can be time consuming particularly with an all-over cabled pattern like St. Brigid. With five separate charts, there are cable crosses on practically every right-side row. The trick is to figure out the best way to organize the separate charts.
|My version using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Sapphire Heather|
I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to knit St. Brigid but I’m glad I did.