My current work in progress:

Margaret Tudor, by Alice Starmore, knit from Frangipani Guernsey 5-ply in the Olive colorway, using 2.75mm needles.

Sleeve Start

Yesterday I finished knitting the body of my Mary Tudor cardi and started a sleeve:

As you can see, Loki is helping.

When you get to the sleeve cap, you have the option of either knitting back and forth or in the round with a steek. There are advantages to each:

If you knit back and forth you don’t have the thickness of an extra steek at the armhole.

If you knit in the round with a steek, you don’t have a billion yarn ends to weave in around the armhole.

Decisions, decisions.

Mary Tudor

I’ve made some good progress on my Mary Tudor cardigan.

See my little helper in the background?

I’ve just started the armholes:

Steek!

This is not a typical fair isle construction where you pick up stitches and kn it down from the armhole. Rather you knit the sleeve in the round from the cuff up and set it into the armhole. Once you get to the sleeve cap you have4 the option of steeking it and continuing in the round or knitting back and forth.

I’ll decide once I get there!

Himself

More Tudor Roses

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my Margaret Tudor sweater. I have not yet worn it because it has not been cold enough for me to do so comfortably. So of course I’ve moved on to a new project. I started this on Friday: This is another design from Alice Starmore’s Tudor Roses: […]

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Bits and Pieces

There have been a few questions in the comments asking why Margaret Tudor is worked in so many pieces? I know the tendency these days is towards sweaters that are knit in the round with as little sewing as possible. I am not a fan of in-the-round sweaters or seamless sweaters in anything heavier than […]

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Forty-six

That is the number of thistles I have knit as I’m working on the Margaret Tudor sweater. I have all the thistle panels complete. Sleeve One: Sleeve Two: Front: Back: As you see on the back pieces, I have completed one of the lace panels. I’m working on the second of six lace panels now: […]

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