My current work in progress:

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


Klaralund Update!

Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton emailed me in response to my questions about Klaralund sizing. I am posting her response with her permission:

Hello Wendy!

Been out at your website and reading your blog! Johanna told me about you… Thank you for your fine comments on my work and for doing the Klaralund-along! Wish I could visit . . .

Anyway, there is a problem with the pattern to my embarrassment. I worked the pattern out for size measurements 34 (36, 38, 40)” and decided at a late date that the sizes were to close together. Changed the measurements but apparently not the figures . . .

The rest of the pattern works for these measurements, but not for the measurements that are listed. Hope you understand.

The sweater is knit in a rectangle to bind off at armhole (front and back). The top is knit straight from the bottom of sleeve to midback. The sleeves tops are then seamed onto the front and back to center. It’s a very simple shape. Hope I’ve made myself clear. If not, let me know and I’ll try and do better.

Soooooo sorry for the trouble this has caused you! Please extend my apologies to all in your circle. Can’t really understand how these mistakes get into the books. Even with having other people look at them.

I’ll be posting an errata file on at my website soon. Please feel free to list it on yours if this is of interest.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards, Cornelia

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So there you have it! She also very kindly offered to work up the pattern in three larger sizes. She will get back to us on those, so I’ll keep you posted.


  1. Larger sizes, eh? I may have to join the Klaralund-along now! *roots in stash for Silk Garden*

  2. OHH!! Larger sizes! I would for sure play along if the sizes were larger…maybe a 50″ finished?

  3. Thanks Wendy for getting the scoop. What is CTH’s website addy? Large sizes sound great too, but do we think this would be a flattering style for an ample bod? Where do the boobs go? Is it tunic length, and are they bell sleeves? Hard to tell on the prepubescent looking model. Here is a great source for Silk Garden and Kureyon to save $$$.

  4. I had so similar trouble with Herrvik from CTH’s first Noro book. The number of sts. called for in the pattern didn’t work with the cable pattern at all! I was left with half a cable at the end of a row. Very strange.

  5. Yet another Melissa says:

    Whew. Glad you caught this before I go to order my yarn tomorrow. But…how much larger will her larger sizes be if she thought 34″-40″ was a good range to begin with? Luckily, I’m used to adjusting my own patterns…

    My main concern now is how much yarn to buy. Seems like she started at 34″ with 8 skeins, and added 1 skein (50g = 108 yds) every 2″. That’s cutting it close in my book.

    Anybody else have a sense of what we’ll need? Does 832 yds for a small (34″), 1116 yds for a medium (40″) seem reasonable to the rest of you? Maybe once I get the book and pattern it will make sense…


  6. settersknit2 says:

    i’m sorry; i may be the only one who didn’t get much more from CTH’s reply, gracious though it was, other than that she made a boo-boo and is sorry for it. i’m not as experienced as the rest of the Klaralund-ers, it seems, so from her message i still don’t really know what i need to do to make this work — how to revise the pattern and/or if i need more yarn. i was making the 38″ one and have 9 skeins. can anyone translate for me, please? thanks!

  7. Yet another Melissa says:

    I’d say if you can get one more skein right now, you’d sleep better at night. But luckily with the wild color change of Noro Silk Garden it won’t be the end of the world if we have to buy more yarn later. With all the color variations in the yarn itself it won’t be too noticeable if the dye lots aren’t perfect matches. At least I’ve decided not to worry about that yet.

    My $0.02 — Melissa —

  8. ooh! Yes, a truly large size option like 50″, etc. would be great. I think this pattern is lovely but I’m not as experienced a knitter and wouldn’t know how to upsize it myself. 🙁