My current work in progress:

Yell, a design from Marie Wallin from her pattern collection entitled Shetland. It is knit on a size 3.25mm needle with Jamieson’s of Shetland Shetland Spindrift.

Mary Tudor

I’ve made some good progress on my Mary Tudor cardigan. I’ve just started the armholes: 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 […]

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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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Sleeve Start!

I mention how labor-intensive this project is? I’ve finished all the “major” pieces of the body, and started on a sleeve piece. Each sleeve consists of three pieces: two sides, and a center panel with an openwork pattern. This is the first of four sleeve side pieces. Once the side pieces are done, all that […]

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