My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Raga-ing Along

Not much new to report this week, apart from my current WIP, which is coming along. I’ve got a good chunk of the body done.

Mmmmmm . . . chunky!

I’ve still got a few inches to go before I start the neck shaping, but that should definitely happen this week.

In Loki news, I managed to get a shot of him this week where he was looking directly at me!

Fair Isle Fun

I’m making nice progress on my current WIP:

The pattern is Raga, designed by Violet McQuade, knit from Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift. It’s not a hugely complex pattern because there are only seven different colors, but it is a fun knit, and I do like this colorway very much. The pattern offers you a choice of knitting it in one of four different colorways. I managed to restrain myself from going immediately to the green colorway and chose the red colorway instead. The other two choices are grey and blue. You can see the other colorways (and more) in the Ravelry project gallery.

Meanwhile, Loki is as helpful as usual.

FOs!

I didn’t post last Sunday because I spent the day finishing this: This is the Saven Pullover, designed by Meghan Babin, knit in Rowan Softyak DK — one of my favorite yarns. I shouldn’t say that out loud: Rowan will discontinue it. 😛 It was an okay knit. I made changes to the center cable […]

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Saven Back

I finished the back for the Saven sweater last night. I made a change to the center cable panel. The pattern has you wrap instead of cross the center nine cables of each repeat of the motif (a repeat is 48 rows) — like a smocking stitch. I am not a fan of wrapping stitches […]

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Sleeves: Check.

My “preview of coming attractions” from last week’s post is the start of Saven, a design by Meghan Babin. The pattern has you knit the sleeves first, so I did just that. You may or may not have noticed immediately that one sleeve has several mis-crossed cables. (Or is the photo too small?) I only […]

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