My current work in progress:

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



First of all, thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for a copy of Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments, and Other Projects Designed for Sock Yarn. and the yarn to knit my “Kitteh Mittens” pattern — the winner of the giveaway is Alice Moisen, who has been emailed. Thanks also to Sheri at The Loopy Ewe for supplying the yarn for the giveaway!

Last week, I completed the back of my Rainbow Coat and put all the stitches on holders for the neck and shoulders.

The above photo shows the piece before I cut the steek. Here it is cut open:

And a close-up of the steek edge:

I have started on the front:

This piece has two steeks because the piece needs to be cut into two side fronts.

Lucy sez:

“I’m watching you!”


  1. It’s is just gorgeous! I think I’m working up the courage to take on one of those gorgeous stranded projects you’re so good at!
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  2. That is gorgeous. Love the rainbow colorway!
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  3. It’s absolutely lovely!

  4. lucy’s stare sends shivers down my spine! 😉
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  5. That coat is breathtakingly gorgeous!

  6. Did you not cut the shoulder steeks?
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  7. It’s fascinating watching this come together, and those colours are spectacular together. I’d never heard of steeking before this (I know, I’m a bit of a rubbish knitter) so it’s an education too. 🙂
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  8. I love how clean the steek looks when it is not made with superwash wool. It is definitely time to find another stranded project. I’ve had my eyes on a Teva Durham pattern for a while, so it might be time to finally find the yarn for it.
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  9. That coat is working out just fine – what a lovely work of art.

    Although I love steeks, I’m a craven coward and always pick the stitches up before I slice the work apart – no matter how fiddly and awkward. I always imagine the stitches on the sliced edges are laughing at me and plotting their escape the second I take my eyes off them! ( I hasten to add that not one has ever got away, it’s all in my mind and comes under the heading of ‘residuary panic’!

  10. I haven’t had the courage to steek yet, but I love seeing your beautiful work.

  11. Beautiful!

  12. So pretty I can’t wait to see this one finished!
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  13. I have to say that I’ve been checking back here more frequently than usual to see your rainbow sweater growing… it is fabulous.

  14. Wow that looks amazing not scary at all and Lucy is looking very regal in that picture 🙂

  15. and we are watching you back, Lucy. A lovely picture of your pretty face!! And, of course, your mamma’s knitting ROCKS!!

  16. Christelle says:

    I find this coat very lovely…Its amazing to see this knitting kind…Love it..How I wish I ould make this also..
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  17. This is not a coat – it’s a work of art. Absolutely glorious.

  18. This is going to be an amazing coat! The colors and patterns are beautiful. I am in awe.

  19. Oh my God, that is amazing! How many hours so far? :O

  20. The coat looks awsome!! And I am sad I did not win the book, but thanks for the link, it is on my with list.