My current work in progress:

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


Mossy Weekend

Before we get into the miles of moss stitch, I’ll announce the winners of the 3AM Enchantments yarn giveaway:

Congratulations to Susan, Angel, Mary Anne, and Dr. Jackie! I have emailed you four — if you think one of those persons is you, do check your email. And thanks to one and all who left a comment.

On to the moss stitch.

Here is the state of the back of the Victoria cardigan at noon on Saturday:

And here is a teaser photo of where I am now:

Sorry it’s so blurry — but I’m too lazy to re-take the photo. 😉

I did do the full 18″ before starting the armhole decreases, so that’s a heckuva lot of moss stitch, eh?

Lucy has been in her usual weekend mode.

If she knew what the temperature was like outside, she would be very grateful for the air-conditioning!


  1. That moss stitch is gorgeous. I really need to find a project to make use of it. LOVE the color you chose.

  2. I’m curious about the sweater ribbing: do you think that after blocking, the ribbing will still be tighter than the body of the sweater. I love this pattern and have been looking for a sort of all around mid weight cardigan, but I like a straighter edge. You’re a trooper for finishing that much moss stitch. Good for watching movies, though.

  3. Marianne Mileham says:

    You’ve inspired me to get back to my own project. I have a few inches of k1p1 ribbing to do, so hopefully I will be finished tonight and on to the next project! I too love the color you chose.

  4. Knowing cats as I do, I’m thinking Lucy would LOVE the outdoor temp. She would stretch out, exposing her belly to maximize kitteh kooling and optimize belly scratching opportunities. Remember how she is the one who keeps edging the thermostat upwards in November and December when you are not looking 🙂

  5. Congrats to the winners! I’m pea green with envy. I’m hunkering down for afternoon of knitting in my cool air conditioned house.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..It’ll be easier now =-.

  6. Kristen says:

    Hey Wendy,

    Don’t know if you try to read your comments (there are always so many!), but If you do, I have a quick Q. I also love the cardigan that you are making, and would like to start the project myself (it would be my first real sweater). I don’t wear animal-based fibers. What type of yarn do you think would work similarly as the wool blend they recommend? The only thing I have come up with is a cotton-acrylic blend, which I’m fine with, but can you rec anything better? Do you think that would work? Also, I’m a little nervous about choosing a yarn with a different weight since I am a beginner knitter. Seems like when I have chosen yarns of different weights for a project, I end up with something TOTALLY different than what I was hoping for (even tho I checked my guage first, etc…). I have been trying to find a cotton-acrylic blend that won’t be too stiff (and tought to work with) that is similar in weight (the yarn the pattern recs is 100g and 156 yards so I’m trying to chose something close to that). Am I on the right track here?

  7. Dr. Jackie says:

    Thank you so much oh great Random Number Generator…!! 🙂

  8. Susan L says:

    I so wish I was the Susan you emailed … but alas! LOL No luck … Lucky ducks and enjoy.

  9. technikat says:

    I am in awe at how much you’ve accomplished in one weekend. I’ve been poking along on a small baby blanket for a month now and am only 2/3 done.;-(

  10. Wow! That is a glorious amount of moss stitch. It is one thing to think about the amount of stitching and another thing to see it in progress. I don’t think I could do it. I would get bored (which is too bad, there are a reason why I have as many UFOs as I do).
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  11. looking good~ I like the moss stitch and love that color 🙂

    Miss Lucy, Teh Green Kitteh, she is conserving energy ♥♥♥
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..ManyhorsesMane says Gnight- time to head to LaLa land =-.

  12. I would dearly love to do some moss stitch. Unfortunately, I have a ridiculously tiny attention span and have never completed a large project. Moss stitch socks, anyone? ;^)

  13. What a gorgeous color – looks like it will turn into an amazing sweater!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Kitty Singles – Passion Fruit – Hand Spun Single Ply Yarn =-.

  14. hi. nice blog. I wait for my blog. If you want we can exchange links.
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