My current work in progress:

Beadwork, by Jade Starmore, knit from Wendy Guernsey, using 2.75mm needles.

Neatness Counts

It’s all over apart from the neckband and front bands, which are in progress now.

Loki’s contribution:

Front Done

I finished the left side front of my Beadwork Cardi on Friday. Here are both side fronts:

I am pleased to report that they match. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am now working on a sleeve:

The sleeves are far less labor-intensive than the body of the cardi because there is none of the complicated twisty stitch pattern. This cardi features a saddle shoulder, so that small center cable will extend up along the shoulder after binding off the stitches on either side. I’m thinking I will not bind off the sleeve stitches, but rather pick up stitches along the front and back sides and attach via three-needle bind-off. It will make for a much neater seam.

While I knit, Loki is relaxing on the floor, watching a tiger on Animal
Planet.

I love his little grey ears!

Beadwork Progress

Last week I showed you the back of Beadwork that I had just completed. Here is the left side front: It looks like I’ve not made much progress since last week, doesn’t it? Psych! I finished the right side front yesterday. ๐Ÿ˜› It took me two weeks to complete the back, and a week to […]

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Back

I finished the back of my Beadwork Cardi last night. That’s approximately 44,469 stitches. But who’s counting? Here’s a close-up of the main pattern: I have just started on the right side front. I’m planning on an afternoon of binge-watching something and knitting. Loki wants to know if he can select what we are going […]

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Labor Intensive

Last week I mentioned that I was embarking on a project that is labor-intensive.It is this: This is Jade Starmore’s adult version of her Beadwork sweater, published in Interweave Knits in the Winter 1999/2000 issue. That’s almost 20 years ago. The child’s version of this sweater was published first — in Jade’s book A Collector’s […]

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