My current work in progress:

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




Ah, the traditional self-portrait in the mirror. Here it is, laid out on the floor.


A Parched question from yesterday from Linda M.:

Did you make the long ribbed cuffs that are in the pattern? I’m thinking about making a looser 3/4 sleeve with just an inch or so of ribbing. I think it will be easier to wear in the summer that way. Did you like knitting with that yarn?

About the sleeves . . .

Before I started knitting, someone emailed me and told me there was an error in the pattern for P”arched. I asked Rowan, and this was their response:

In reply to your email, there is not actually an error in the sleeves for
Parched. I have checked with our Design Department and apparently the
original garment used in the photograph was amended to 12 rows in the cuff
after the photoshoot.

If you wish to have the longer cuffs I would suggest you knit the length
you wish and then deduct that amount from the rest of the sleeve.

As you can see, I didn’t do the long cuffs. If you want three-quarter length sleeves, I suggest you cast on more stitches at the cuff, because the sleeve will start further up on your arm, then knit to the length you like.

The yarn was the same that I used for Smooch — Gedifra Wellness. It was very nice to work with. For a cotton blend.

Happy Independence Day!

Lucy plans on just lying around the house to celebrate.



  1. Great sweater. Love the colors. What’s next?

  2. I love it — and I definitely like your colors a better than the Rowan picture. Very cute!

  3. Parched looks wonderful. I really like your choice of colours, they make a great combination. I am however, as always, very jealous of your ability to churn these out! ๐Ÿ™‚ It seems to take me ages to finish anything perhaps you’re just more disciplined. I suspect so. And Lucy looks more happy and gorgeous by the day! My four boys pass on their meowes to her! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. The sweater looks super! That ASC book has some cute designs in it. But now that you’ve spent some time doing more simple designs are you dying to get back to something bit more challenging?

    Have a great 4th!

  5. Suzanne says:

    The sweater looks great. Glad to have you back blogging. Your vacation sounded great. Enjoy your weekend. Can’t wait to see Beadwork come alive.

  6. Happy Independence Day,Wendy! We went to Wiiliamsburg for the reading of the Declaration of Independence and a bit of good-natured revolt stirred among the crowd! One couple was pushing a large pram down Duke of Gloucester street with a Suki lookalike in it! I couldn’t see if there was a baby,too, but the dog was hopping all around, so I hope not! When are you beginning Beadwork?

  7. Catherine says:

    Parched is a winner. The shape is so flattering and you have a good sense about which colors suit you.
    Did you throw caution to the wind and knot all those ends? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Glad you took the time for a vacation and gladder to have you back.

  8. Beautiful color choices. Interesting explanation of the non-error, too.