Monday, September 07, 2009

Lismore is done and just in time for wearing during our crisp fall New England days. It's a perfect weight for outdoor wear and bet I'll wear it a lot. Here it is drying on the wooly board.



The yarn is Jamieson & Smith two ply jumper weight and was picked out of stash. If you knit or crochet do yourself a favor and join Ravelry on the web at http://www.ravelry.com. It is a world wide community of fiber lovers and the help and encouragement there is amazing. Marina from mid America graciously shared her list of color substitutions for Lismore as the originals are no longer available. Helen from OR told me about insetting the sleeves slightly to get rid of the bulk of a dropped shoulder. Used their ideas to base my Lismore on and couldn't be heppier. Here is a slightly blurred photo of the inset sleeve.



Only Joe's brown sweater on the needles for cable work currently and I need one a bit more complicated to work on also. Thinking of turning Starmore's St. Brigid into a FLAK style knit from the saddle shoulders down. Planning alone will take a while but that's part of the fun. Also will be knitting Henry VIII, another stranded sweater, with a Ravelry group as a knit-a-long starting next week. Hope the beginning arthritis in the hands holds off for many years as there is a lot of yarn still in stash.

8 comments:

pruklein said...

I love it, Anne! Beautiful job, the inset sleeves are perfect.

Chery said...

Beautiful! I like your colors and structure changes.

StephCat said...

it's lovely!

heidi said...

it's stunning!

I really love the colours that you've chosen!

Linda said...

Lovely - beautiful colours.

Sonya said...

Beautiful sweater, Anne! I love the inset sleeves. Perfect timing on finishing it too.

Panhandle Jane said...

That sweater is truly beautiful!

carolyninalaska said...

That turned out perfect!