My current work in progress:

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



Good, productive day yesterday on our field trip, but very tiring. Consequently, not a whole lotta knitting progress last night.

But I did make a good start on the front of Lizzie:


Here’s a close-up of the big-ass cable running up the front:


Like I mentioned before, this is a fast, fun project to knit!

Someone mentioned in the comments yesterday not being able to find the Laughing Lizard yarn anywhere other than Knit Happens. Laughing Lizard is Knit Happens’ own brand of hand-dyed yarn. An exclusive!

What’s Next?

Another comment yesterday asked what my next big project is. This:


Remember the swatch knitted from Koigu I showed you the other day? Well, I cast on for what it’s going to become: Ingrid. Another WendyKnits original design.

I’ve always wanted a Swedish sweater, but there are very few patterns around. I designed this sweater using motifs based on a traditional Swedish design. I’m using a very plae green Koigu (color #2331) for the background color and a variegated brown/olive/green Koigu (color #P315) for the foreground.

It’s knitted on a 3mm needle at 8sts/inch.

Nope, I didn’t gave it an “L” name. Ingrid was my Swedish grandmother’s name.

And hopefully I’ll have a bit of progress into the pattern to show you on Monday.

Lucy sez . . .


Relax this weekend!


  1. I just love the new Koigu project! My great-great grandparents emigrated from Sweden — go Swedes!

    It’s completely not knitting related, but thanks for being an insomniac’s dream. 🙂 Since I’m two time zones away, by the time my pregnant body won’t let me sleep any more, you’ve almost certainly posted.

  2. Love the Ingrid Colorway…

    Lucy’s got the cutest furry feet…makes me miss my dearly departed longhair Jamie…

    Have a great weekend!

  3. One of my favorite things is to knit with two colors from the same color family, like you’re doing with Ingrid. Can’t wait to see how the design you swatched is going to appear in the sweater. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Hi Wendy,
    I tried the Icon maker. Very cute. How did you get your icon on the right side that size. It’s not too small. She does look like you, you know!
    Can’t wait to see your new project.
    Have a good weekend!

  5. Wendy, it’s really exciting to see you designing all these sweaters. It’s like you changed from a knitter to a designer before our very eyes! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. It’s Eilene again. I found in your blog where to make the larger one. Sorry.

  7. Ingrid is going to be gorgeous. Can tell by your colorway. You have exquisite taste.

    Are you sure you don’t want to publish at least a small booklet with all your designs? Just think of the response you would get. We see all these beautiful designs and want them.

    Miss Lucy looks so happy in her pic.

    Have a happy weekend.

  8. Lapis Lazuli says:

    I’ve got a question and feel free to answer with ‘none of your beez-wax’ but did you knit Ingeborg for the experience of knitting it or because you were dying to wear it? Based on your own designs, Ingeborg doesn’t seem like it’s ‘your style’ of dress. I’m just curious.

  9. You know, I have no idea what a Swedish sweater is. My MIL is Swedish (full blooded) so I’m very interested in seeing how your Swedish sweater is going to turn out. Lizzie looks almost blue in this photo!

  10. Another WendyKnits original! Wow, aren’t we lucky! Can’t wait to see it. Lizzie is lookin’ good to. Love that cable!

  11. Why don’t you morph the Lizzy name into Big Ass Cabled Lizzy…? Solid comedy, and a beautiful sweater to boot.

  12. your ingeborg sweater is just beautiful.i should dh the sweater on your blog last night and told him i wanted the kit for xmas.i wish i had knitted it along with you,but i probably would still be in row one!i really cant wait to see the swedish sweater,i adore any sweaters made from that area!