My current work in progress:

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



Nice weekend here, and lovely weather yesterday for the first day of summer.

Lucy knows that the trick to being comfy is to stay hydrated.



I got most of the second Ingeborg sleeve done.


A question in the comments about how I did the shoulders on the body of Ingeborg.

On the last round of knitting, I cast off all the steek stitches, including four stitches at each side for the armhole steeks. I put the live stitches for the shoulders on holders, then machine stitched all steeks. Then I did a three-needle bind-off for the shoulders.

I did the shoulders according to the pattern, with the stripes of solid color at the tops.


Luanne News

Two test knitters have completed Luanne. Here’s Lisa’s Luanne.


This is knitted in Elsebeth Lavold’s Cotton Patine.

And Donna posted a photo of her Luanne on her blog yesterday.

And this one is knitted in Heirloom 8 ply cotton.

They both look fabulous, I think! There’s one more size still being test-knitted, then all bases will be covered.

Stay tuned for something new tomorrow . . .


And I finished the Lucky tank!


It looks much better being worn. I’ll try to get a photo of it being modeled soon.


  1. Fabulous tank designs, Wendy! And Ingeborg looks great, too. Although none would look so great on me! But with you as inspiration, I decided to do my own Dale. Very looking forward to starting it! Thanks!

  2. Hi Wendy, both Luanne and Lucky are lovely ! I am always expecting your new FO every Monday.

    We had this year’s record high temperature yesterday, 33 degree ! I stayed home whole day for knitting. Of course, the air-cond has been ON for whole day !

  3. I like Lucky. I’m not as sure about Luanne, but I definitely like Lucky.

  4. Two great tanks just in time for summer! They look nice and cool and are just what we need around here. Yesterday was surprisingly wonderful though. A nice change in the wheater.

  5. Hi Wendy,

    I remember you saying that the Jaeger silk you used for “Lucky” (my favourite of your designs so far!) was great to knit with. I was reading elsewhere that someone was having a problem with their silk stretching. I’m wanting to use a silk blend for a “design” of my own, and was wondering whether you had any problems with stretching or with give in the yarn?

    Thanks in advance for the information, oh Delphic Oracle.


  6. Like most of your faithful readers, I check your blog daily. Now, I am also waiting breathlessly for you to announce that your pattern(s) are available for us to purchase. I am going to WEBS today…and would love to purchase some yummy cotton to make one of your tanks. How many yds would you approx I would need? With summer just arriving, pl…ease tell us that your patterns are almost ready to go. Thanks!

  7. Marilyn says:

    Hello Wendy,

    I love the Lucy tank and I am also waiting for the pattern. I can’t wait to go out and get my own ‘chocolate doughnut’ yarn to make it up..

  8. Barbara says:

    Thank you for the shoulder detail and information. It looks great. You make it sound so easy.

  9. Love your Lucy tank. And love your kitty Lucy, too. Have a good Monday.

  10. Danielle says:

    Good Monday Wendy,
    Luane and Lucky are both “très jolis”! I am really looking forward for the patterns to be available. Have a good week!

  11. Your designs are really looking good! Ingeborg is lovely, too. Will start my first Norwegian sweater this fall. All your tips are very helpful.
    Thank, Wendy.

  12. Time must move more slowly in DC for you to get all that work done! Ingeborg is beautiful and the red/black/white colorway is soooo sriking. Your tanks are very pretty, so model away my dear.

  13. Boy do I wish I could knit as fast as you. I love the Lucky tank with just enough touch of lace. I just finished one lace sock I’ve been working on for the Six Sox Knitalong. I had problems at first. I had never done lace before. But I’m addicted now.
    You do beautiful work!!!

  14. Michelle says:

    Kudos to you on your knitting. 96 days since your last haircut? Are you trying to grow it out?

  15. Knittykim says:

    Congrats on Luanne and Lucky! I am waiting patiently (most of the time) for the patterns to be made available.

  16. mmm. I LIKE Lucky!! I’m thinkin’ twinset here! Put that pretty lace on the cuffs of a cardi…oh yeah. (pattern prod, pattern prod..)

  17. Give Lucy a big hug from me for the Lucky tank! I know she had a paw in naming it! Purrrr!

  18. i love the lace on the bottom of the lucky tank,it’s very pretty.