My current work in progress:

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

Newlyn Jacket

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

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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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Kenmare, Completed

Well this was a fast and fun knit! Martin Storey’s Kenmare. knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton on U.S. size 6 and 7 needles. Softknit Cotton (now sadly discontinued) is the yarn called for in the pattern and I wanted to work in cotton because a worsted weight sweater in wool would definitely be too warm […]

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