My current work in progress:

Freshet, by Irina Anikeeva for Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 13, knit from Rowan Softyak DK in the Steppe colorway, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.


Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about my Newlyn Jacket. I’m looking forward to being able to wear it in a few months when the weather gets cooler.

On to the next project.


This is Freshet, a design by Irina Anikeeva for Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 13. I am knitting mine from Rowan Softyak DK in the Steppe colorway. It’s a lovely design and very easy to memorize. A fun knit!

Napping is my life.

Newlyn Jacket

I finished knitting and putting together my Newlyn Jacket yesterday. Here it is, before shrinking.

Rather floppy . . .

I worked short rows for the shoulders and did a three-needle bind-off on the shoulder seams. I also picked up stitches along each armhole and attached the sleeves via three-needle bind-off. I wanted to ensure that I had nice neat, strong seams, and the three-needle bind-offs ensured this.

Neat and Tidy!

I got some gorgeous buttons:

These buttons are from Twig and Horn. They are these brass wood-grain buttons. So pretty! They were rather expensive but after all the work I put into this jacket, I figured it deserved nice buttons.

I knit a quick little swatch from the denim yarn and three that in the washer and dryer along with the jacket. Then I unraveled it and used the yarn to sew the buttons on.

And, the Newlyn Jacket is done!


And the back:

Alors, voila!

And Loki was a big help.

So very helpful!


I have finished the body of my Newlyn Jacket, so I joined the shoulders and picked up stitches and worked the collar. That is a whole heckuva lot of seed stitch! You pick up stitches around the neck edge and then work a series of short rows, then 4″ of fold-over seed stitch collar. I’m […]

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Denim Fun

I’m working along on my Newlyn Jacket. I finished the back on Friday. It is extra long because once completed and washed it will shrink 10% or so. I am currently knitting along on the left front: I did the pocket finishing because I didn’t like leaving the stitches on a holder and letting the […]

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thank u, next

Thank you for the very nice comments on my completed Kenmare pullover! A commenter asked about yarns to sub for the now discontinued Rowan SoftKnit Cotton. You could sub Rowan Handknit Cotton, or any worsted weight smooth cotton yarn. Onward . . . I’ve started something I’ve been thinking about for a while: a cardigan […]

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