Part of the reason why I was so eager to finish Margot’s sweater was so I could get back to Inishmaan. It’s my first time knitting an Alice Starmore design and I’m glad, after my last project, that I chose one of her Aran designs rather than one of her mad colourwork designs.
I chose this pattern since it’s a relatively slim-fitting one. I’m knitting the smallest size so that it fits closer to the body and hopefully looks a little more modern. I am knitting it out of Cascade 220 rather than Rowan Magpie (discontinued) which was a trade-off. Magpie or a more direct substitute has more heft that I think would make the cables pop more, but the extra warmth and weight would have made this sweater incredibly impractical for the life I lead. I’m not 100% happy with the texture of it, but I’m hoping that once I wash it the fabric will bloom a bit.
I got the FIshermen’s Sweaters book for Christmas, and cast on with Cascade 220 in February or March. I took a break from it for the past couple of months but in the past week I’ve gotten it almost finished. I’m hoping that it will be sewn together and ready for a wash by next weekend.