Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Starmore's From the Top KAL


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Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
Started on 11/01 this is "Na Craga" from the top down. I'm using Cascade 220 and size 5 needles and gauge is perfect. The saddles are knit first, stitches picked up along saddle, cast on for back and picked up from second saddle. Knit down to the armhole depth (9") and put on hold. Pick up stitches from saddle for one front, increasing to neckline. Same for second front, cast on for center neck and join, knit down to armhole. Picked up stitches for sleeve including saddle stitches, knit flat for 3", joined and decreased to cuff. Sleeves done, and last night picked up stitches under arm for extra chest width. Joined in the round and have about 1" done on the body. This pattern is very easy to memorize and is progressing quite rapidly. It's from Alice Starmore's "Aran Knitting".

3 comments:

Liz said...

I love this construction. Beautiful work!

Maggie said...

this is beautiful and I like how well you explained your construction/knitting steps.

Anne said...

NaCraga is on my "someday" list - and I'd love to knit it top down - especially to check on sleeve length as I always seem to make the sleeves too long on sweaters that I knit in pieces.........

Looks lovely - I look forward to future updates.