My current work in progress:

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


New and Old

I, of course, have something new on the needles since I completed my Chloe sweater last week.


This is Sous Sous, designed by Norah Gaughan, an oversized pullover sweater designed for DK weight yarn.

I am knitting mine from stash yarn — second project in a row for me using stash yarn. It’s another discontinued Rowan yarn: Calmer, one of my very favorite yarns. It has great stitch definition.


The pattern calls for a U.S. size 6 needle and I got both row and stitch gauge using a size 6 and Calmer so yarn and pattern are a match!

I plan to make my sweater a little longer than the pattern directs, and I plan not to do the “reverse dip” on the front. I will likely make the sleeves a bit longer and bigger around. I don’t like tight sleeves.

The majority of the sweater is knit in double moss stitch, which is very tedious, but the results make the knitting tedium worthwhile.


Noro Lace Giveaway

The winner of my review copy of Noro Lace: 30 Exquisite Knits is Liv, who has been contacted. Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the giveaway.

It is stupidly cold here, with insane wind chill. Loki is lucky he has such a lovely thick fur coat!



  1. Feeling relaxed already. And the stitch definition IS Devine…..
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  2. I love seed and moss stitch. I love twisted stitches. I don’t care if they are time-consuming; after all, am I in a race to see how many items I can knit? (well, some knitters may be, but I am not) It is the journey as well as the destination which gives me pleasure.

    If I told you what the temperature was where I live (in the South) you might stab me with a straight knitting needle, or seek to strangle me with a circular. So I will stay mum about that. 😉

  3. Shirley Gallagher says:

    I love Norah Gaughan’s designs, they are always a bit different from what you usually see. Loki is just gorgeous!

  4. I have the SousSous pattern in my library and yarn ready to go, but have to finish something else up before I can get started. I am also not a fan of the dip in the front. I was thinking of just repeating the instructions for the back until it is time for the front neck line. Is that what you are doing?

  5. I love the contrast between the lines of the center panel and the double moss stitch. As always, Loki rules!

  6. Crazy beautiful! I love a bold cable on a seed stitch background. Also appreciate the skinny yarns. So uninterested in the bulky, superbulky trend.
    Completely off topic: I haven’t noticed any of your projects use yarns variegated in short runs; I only remember solids, tone-on-tone or long run colorways.
    Do any of the patterns in your Ravelry store work well with shorter run or even speckly-looking variegated? I’ve got some fingering that’s mostly black, but has tiny bits of color; 1-3 stitches long. My current stash is 70% at least, variegated fingering–mostly self-striping, speckly and a bit of faux Fair Isle. I keep buying tone-on-tone or heather for projects, but am so sad when I think of all that stash.
    I make Brooklyn Tweed’s “Turn A Square” cap for charity knitting, and the sock yarn is great for that, but a big chunk of my fingering isn’t machine washable, so I hesitate to use it for giving away. OK, now I’m rambling…. sorry.
    Anyway, thanks for another charming, inspiring and diverting post. Hope you have a great Presidents Day!

  7. Love the new sweater design — I admire you for the patience to do all that moss stitch. It looks beautiful. Hope you and Loki are doing okay in the cold. Of course, our knitting keeps us warm: body, heart and soul! Take care.

  8. Wow! That cable is beautiful! More power to you for all that moss stitch though. I’d never have the patience.
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  9. Wendy, I thought of you when I saw this short piece on Sanquhar Knitting…