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Monday, July 24, 2006

Project: Phildar Irlandais # 417 Style 02

Project Details
Phildar Irlandais Book # 417 Style 02
Phildar Oxygene colour Ardoise
40% Acrylic, 35% Chlorofibre , 25% Wool
No pattern modification.
As with the French language editions , the pattern instructions, schematics and charts were spot on.All the stitch patterns are explained long hand , the charts with full glossary.
Oxygene is an unusual yarn, I almost gave up the project at the beginning.It had the tactile effect of cotton wool or crushed marshmallow , but since yarn was bought full price on day jaunt to Phildar in Calais, persisted and was soon richly rewarded.
Excellent stitch definition , great for cbles, ribbing etc.The sweater photographed is 2yrs old and has been in th washing machine without any problems.No pilling at all.
The finished garment is light to wear and non plasticky.To boot the yarn has some antibacterial component the life of the garment.
One yarn to stash and use again.
I have three of the Phildar Irlandais pattern books , and there will be another project this autumn

Close up showing ribbing , cables and lace stitch pattern