With the boys off to a Scouting event and the DH in the office for most of the day, I decided to use my rare alone time to seam up the St. Brigid sweater. While I certainly can do my finishing work with the family around, I prefer to do my seaming when I can have an uninterrupted several-hour time period.
I seamed up the sleeves and body:
When I tried it on, it fit — for the most part. The sleeves looked rather bulky — sort of like bat wings. I was perplexed, because I think the stitch count was the same as for the Na Craga, which fits me very well.
The good thing about seaming up and trying on a sweater before adding the neckwork and weaving in the ends is that it’s relatively easy to fix fit problems. I took out the arm seams and re-seamed them, placing the seam several stitches to each side of the edge. Yes, that means I’ve got a bulky inside seam that I’ll have to deal with, but I did manage to get the sleeves to look more tailored without performing major surgery on the sweater. Once I have everything together and do the final blocking, I will see what I can do about the inside seam. I may tack it down to each side, or possibly do some sort of steek. Lesson learned: Sleeves for the next Aran need to be a bit narrower.
Next up: Making the braided collar.