I have quickly reached the decision that, even in the spirit of learning something new with every major project, it is quite enough to convert a dropped shoulder, unshaped Starmore Celtic cable design to a top down, set in sleeve sweater WITHOUT learning a new technique of doing set in sleeves (i.e. learning simultaneous as opposed to doing the  pick up & short row technique), especially as I am incorporating a saddle strap which is a new thing for me anyway.


I am working on the first said saddle strap right now.

I may also do a 3 stranded braided cable (I think it’s chart D, page 62, of Aran Knitting, anyway it’s the second from the left in the pic on p 63) in between the celtic cables because I’m not especially fond of the original cable (in fact I’m doing a 4 strand braid, chart E, page 62 of Aran Knitting, for the saddle straps).  I do recognize that the original cables supplied a very strong, delineating, vertical presence.

I’ve entered my charts into Knit Visualizer, I’m sketching like a mad woman, I’ve researched everyone else’s versions and notes and mods, I’ve played with my swatches….I need to make sure my Rav page is updated.  (As opposed to actually WORKING on the knitting, of course.)

And I’m thinking it’s time for another blog contest.

Make a comment  regarding this project by midnight PST this  Sunday (March 22nd),  including a way to contact you if you win, and I’ll send you a set of Sunset Cat Stitchmarkers.