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Another knitted chair seat

[chair seat]
Chair seat

The pattern for this one is St. Brigid from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore. The yarn is the Camilla Valley Farms 8/8 (worsted weight) cranberry. (They got the color better than my photography of the piece.) A chair cover uses most of a one pound spool.

[central motif]
Central motif

Speaking of color, does anyone know why when you take a picture of a person wearing a sweater, the color of the sweater is usually pretty close to the real color, but when you try to take a closeup of a piece of knitting, it's always a different color from the real thing?

[rope cable]
Rope Cable

The yarn has a pleasant feel. Like most cotton yarns, it doesn't have the same stretch as wool, which I think is an advantage in this application. You have to get used to not splitting it as you knit, but I did OK after the first pattern repeat. I was worried about the cost of shipping from Canada, but it's quite reasonable if you order enough at once.

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