My current work in progress:

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


Change of Plans

I started swatching with the silk I showed in my last blog post and decided it wasn’t right for what I had in mind. So it went back into the stash room and I started something else.


This is the beginning of the Triquetra Capelet which appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Interweave Knits.


I am knitting mine from Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed in “Black Welsh Mountain.”

And of course I am incorporating some mods. I am making mine much longer. I’ve got lots of yarn, so I can easily add a lot of length to it.

The capelet has a large Celtic knot in each panel around, and the knot spans the length of the piece. Here’s the start of a knot:


Because I am making mine longer, I need to add some length to the knot motif. I’m adding a series of repeats of circles. Well, it’ll be easier to describe when I have a bit more done. And I won’t start the decreases for a while.

That means I currently have 658 stitches on the needles.

Lucy is impressed.



  1. I am also impressed! That’s a ton of stitches.
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  2. Looks beautiful already!

  3. Deborah says:

    That is A LOT of stitches I love the colour & look forward to seeing more of the Knot work

  4. The last time I think I had that many stitches (and wasn’t doing a circle shawl), I was working on a skirt. I refigured the pattern for my gauge and got a result of 666 to cast on. That took almost forever!
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  5. Wow! That’s a lot of stitches. I only have about 200 on my needles. And I’m already decreasing.
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  6. Jennifer E. says:

    I’m inspried. I’ve got 9 skeins of Rowan Chunky, and it would look great!