Who knew my sleeve discussion would elicit so many differing opinions. I really didn’t anticipate that. But, I’m glad it happened — it really got me thinking about what I wanted to do, and what defined “St Brigid” to me.
In the end, I’ve decided to do a set-in sleeve with a saddle shoulder. Marnie was the first to suggest this, and I think it’s going to work well.
I didn’t come to this decision lightly. I sketched and sketched, and poured over pics of sweaters online to find something similar to each that I was considering.
What finally got me was when I stumbled upon a few pics of Demi from Rowan Vintage Knits. The button band works very much like a shoulder saddle and it was all I needed to convince myself that this option can work with a set-in sleeve aran sweater. Here’s a pic of Kate’s Demi to show you what I mean.
I am a bit behind on my schedule. I’ve been doing a lot of work on the house and garden, and didn’t even knit 2 weekends ago at all. I’m almost caught up, and have knit until my thumb started to hurt. I should be back to knitting tonight, and if I finish the back by Friday I think I’ll be OK — I’ll still have 2 weekends left to knit on the front, and that’s really the bulk of my knitting time.
The Next Question
Once I start the front, I’m going to have to decide:
- Where to split the front for the start of the hood split?
- What to do with the cables once the split starts?
- What, if anything, do I want to do with the edge of the hood?
All these decisions are slowing me down, but they’re necessary if I’m going to get the sweater I want in the end.