I was over reading Katy’s blog yesterday when I saw she is co-hosting a St. Brigid along. I really shouldn’t be starting another project — especially another big cabley one. But as luck has it I finally have my hands on the pattern. I’ve loved this one for a long long time. I don’t think I can bear to watch the St. Brigids unfolding before my eyes.
Last night I found myself here perusing yarn colors. Can you believe it though, VY doesn’t seem to have a good heathery grey! I’ve been considering grey or a navy. I know you’re thinking the navy would be too dark. Be in person I’ve seen some gorgeous dark cabled sweaters and they look really nice. Plus, if I’m going to be putting in all that effort it might as well be in a color I love.
So, I’m considering a few other yarn choices:
- Rowan Felted Tweed – I’ve always loved this yarn and its light weight is a definite plus for such a big sweater.
- Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK – Nice color choices as well, but with a heavier hand.
- Jaegar Matchmaker Merino – Large color palette and machine washable
I’ve also been considering Araucania Nature Wool. I’m making one sweater from a drabby green right now and it does show up cables nicely. It would certainly be an economical choice.
So dear readers, please weigh in with your opinions. Do you like one of the ones I listed? Any bad experiences? Or, have a better yarn in mind?
I’m not concerned as much with price on this one as I am with a yarn that will be a good long-term choice. This will undoubtedly be my biggest project I’ve ever undertaken and I want to make sure I pick the right yarn to go with it.