Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Starmore beginnings

I've managed to complete 8 rows of the ribbing of my Queen Anne's Lace pullover since casting on last Friday!  Four more rows to go, then I'll get to start the first chart.


I'm hoping that you'll be able to see it in this picture:  the rib alternates between the Shaela/White color and a contrasting color, four rows of each.  I've done four rows of Burnt Heather and four of Mulberry:


The color gradation is very subtle, but I think that's what makes Starmore's designs so effective.

I ended up rewriting the pattern to take it down a size.  The smallest size given yields a 46" finished chest measurement - a little too roomy for me!  I do want a roomy sweater for layering over other things, but I think my new measurement of 40" will be more in line with my frame.  So this is 300 stitches.  As you can imagine, it takes a while to complete one row!

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  1. I can't believe you really started such an intricate project! It might take a while to finish but you will be so proud of yourself every time you see your sweater! You're doing great!!!

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    1. This will be my second Starmore sweater, and there is definitely a feeling of pride that goes along with finishing one!

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  2. Looking good! I love the colors!

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    1. Me too - I think the name is so apt, because of the grey/white ragg yarn.

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  3. I can't wait to see the next step ... the ribbing is fascinating!

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    1. I've been toying with the idea of doing a little video of knitting with two colors, one in each hand, just so people who haven't seen it can get an idea about it. What do you think?

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  4. lol, Seeing you do this project puts my struggles in perspective! Looking forward to seeing more!!

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    1. No, your struggles are valid - you're a beginner! This isn't really difficult, it's just a LOT of tiny stitches!

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  5. You are SO brave! It's so beautiful, please keep us posted on your knitty journey!

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