My current work in progress:

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


Back Progress

First things first, the winner of a copy of Crochet Red by Laura Zander is Vicki. Vicki has been emailed and will receive a copy of this great book from Sterling Publishing. Thanks to everyone who entered and to Sterling Publishing for offering the giveaway.

Onward . . .

I’ve made some progress on my Midnight Waterfall.


That’s the back of the sweater. As you can see, I’ve finished the solid middle panel. It is not sewn to the mitered panels yet — I just laid it out so you could see how the pieces will go together.

The middle piece has interesting texture that looks great in this handpainted yarn.


I have picked up stitches along the side of one of the mitered panels and started knitting the side back. The pattern has you sew the center panel to the mitered panels before you do this, but I find it easier and more portable to knit the side backs before the whole thing is put together.

I am very glad I took the time to pick up and knit all around the mitered panels because it gave me a perfect edge from which to pick up stitches for the side back:


As I mentioned before, this pattern is very vague and still has a number of errors in it. But I am loving the sweater and I love the yarn I am using — Handmaiden Mini Maiden. It makes a lovely fine lightweight sweater.

My plan for the day: do laundry, continue to knit, taking plenty of breaks to play with this sweet boy:



  1. Very pretty Wendy!

  2. Very pretty – love those colors!
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  3. The sweater is shaping up nicely and looks lovely. Have greatly appreciated your forthright assessment of this pattern and the generous how-to tips and hints you’ve been sharing.
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  4. Such a handsome boy!

  5. I see you’re the first person to knit this pattern. a few months ago, i was the first to knit a pattern – it wasn’t hard either, but its chart was a mess! The designer fixed it when I reported the problems, but I’ve decided to try to avoid being the first to knit a pattern in the future!
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  6. This is going to look stunning on you…!

  7. Your color combo for this rocks!

    Speaking of errors, I noticed that there’s an errata sheet for your Lace Tunic. Has the version currently on Ravelry been corrected?


  8. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    Oh I can see why, that Loki is a sweety. I am enjoying seeing how your sweater is progressing. The colours are beautiful.

  9. Your sweater is coming along beautifully; love your color choices. You will look stunning in this sweater when you finish it.

    Loki looks so handsome! Thanks for sharing.

  10. you continue to amaze!! and I would really be amazed if you actually could resist that face, which, in that photo, seems to say “Now is a GREAT time for a break, mom!!” Thanks for the post

  11. Soxy Jane says:

    Wow – a whole sweater in fingering weight yarn. I’m not sure I’d be able to stick it out.
    But just in case I try, can you estimate how much yarn each mitered square used? I’m picturing using left-overs from sock knitting with a denim blue to tie them together.

  12. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Wonderful looking sweater pieces. And amazing looking kitty.