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.

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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!