My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Important Announcement

I keep meaning to post this — finally getting around to it.

I am planning to discontinue this blog in a couple of months. My annual billing to host the site comes due on July 22, and I plan to cancel at that time. No dramatic reason, apart from the fact that the hosting cost has risen exponentially over the years, and I barely post here anymore.

So . . . if you want any of my free patterns, you should download them before then, from the free patterns tab at the top of the page. (You could probably still access them using the Internet Wayback Machine after July 22.)

If there is still anyone out there, please feel free to follow me on Instagram to see what Loki and I are up to. I am wendy_knits on Instagram (not wendyknits). I post close to every day.

Thanks for all the fun over the past 21 years!

Hope to see you on Instagram!

The New Arrival

Look who came home with me this week!

I call him Bernie

Since I seem to have renewed my interest in sewing, I’ve been thinking about getting a modern machine. So on Thursday I bought this lovely Bernina B475 QE.

I did a bunch of research before choosing a machine. Some of the standouts of this machine:

  • Totally automatic button holes
  • A GIANT bobbin that holds 70% more thread that regular bobbins
  • Knee control that raises and lowers the presser foot

I spent a couple of days playing with it and yesterday made my first project:

Butterick 6024

It’s a simple pattern and everything went very smoothly! I’m looking forward to many more sewing projects with Bernie.

Pre-Bernie last week I completed these projects:

Butterick 5741
Folkwear 117
McCalls 5912

And Loki worked on his camouflage skills.

You can’t see me

Now With Less Denim

Since this alleges to be a knitting blog, a picture of my Oregon Cardigan in progress: And of course I did some sewing last week. I drafted my own pattern for this: Then I returned to my antique linen — another 100+-year-old sheet. Then a quick return to denim with this shirt: Followed by an […]

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Gotta Love Leftovers

Fabric leftovers, that is. I made this with leftover denim from one of my shirts: It has carpenter apron-type pockets on the front. And the back: Next, I used the remainder of my antique linen sheet to make this: I made this shirt in denim, and on this linen version I made some alterations to […]

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Where Did We Leave Off?

I appear to have accomplished a lot last week. Since last we spoke, I made this: I showed you this top in denim last week. I made some adjustments to the pattern because I really liked the shape of the top. I did not make the weird pleated collar (I didn’t on the first one […]

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