My current work in progress:

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


The Coolest Sweater!

In Marion Foale’s Classic Knitwear is, in my opinion, this sexy little number:


Cool sweater, huh? You knit the body and sleeves in one piece, starting at the bottom ribbing on the front (or back — they’re identical). Cast on additional stitches to make the sleeves. Pick up stitches at the bottom of the sleeves and knit ribbing down, then pick up stitches around the deep v-neck and knit ribbing there as well.

I made this ages ago — late 1980s? — out of a sportweight single-ply wool and I think it’s Brown Sheep. Do they (or did they) make a sportweight “Lamb’s Pride?” That’s what the yarn looks like.

Yow! What a day at work yesterday. I’m sure I’ll be cramming at least five days worth of work into three days this week. Insanity is rampant.

And little knitting was done last night, as it was my Annual Holiday Shopping Trip™ with my Dad. We always go out a couple of days before Thanksgiving and I help him pick out my Mom’s Christmas gifts, and then we have dinner afterwards. Always a fun outing!

Izzy is basking in the glow from all the publicity she received, being featured in Bonne Marie’s ChicKnits yesterday!



  1. Great sweater,Wendy! What a change from the traditional designs, but the knitting of it sounds intriguing. I just ordered that book through my inter-library loan system. Your tag board is missing this morning, but I wanted to tell you that the Four Seasons Knitting site is up! Limited quantities of the discontinued yarn.

  2. Yeah, I saw the Four Seasons Knitting site — very limited quantities of AS yarns. But I’m sure the diehards will snap them up!

    Everyone’s tag-boards are missing this a.m. The host’s server is apparently overloaded.

  3. To Thine Own Self Be True.

  4. my comments went into cyberspace!
    trying again 😉
    That is a wonderful sweater, what an interesting way to construct! and the shape looks indeed sexy, hehe.
    What I don’t understand about the tag boards, when you install it on your own server, how can they all give out at the same time?
    Ugh, so much to learn!!

  5. Aaargh! Wendy,I beg for your help! I knitted the recommended gauge swatch for Fulmar and came up with 26 st. on size 2 and 28 st on size 1! I hate to think I’ve got to knit the sweater on 0’s to get the 30st! Did you get 30 on your 2’s? Does the Frangipani yarn require making a concerted effort at knitting more tightly than usual? Okay, I’ll calm down and return to Inishmaan in hopes for some Wendy-Wisdom! Thanks!

  6. re: “Brown Sheep. Do they (or did they) make a sportweight “Lamb’s Pride?” That’s what the yarn looks like.”…I think they USED to have a sport weight Lamb’s Pride, but the other yarn they have that is similar (and they still make it) is Top of The Lamb, another single ply yarn… TOL comes in sport weight & worsted weight…