My current work in progress:

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


Holiday Weekend

First off, Donna C. is the winner of my copy of  50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit:The Ultimate Easy-to-Knit Collection Featuring Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted. Thank you to everyone who left a comment!

We are in the middle of a holiday weekend here and the forecast is for long periods of knitting! A lot has already taken place, as I am making good progress on my Fine Sand cardigan.


I do not like knitting sweaters in one piece. Apart from the issue of having no side seams to give the finished garment structure, it makes for some very long rows, and a big pile of knitting in one’s lap as one knits. Still, this pattern has some interesting shaping, so I am hopeful that the resulting sweater will be comfortable to wear and easy on the eyes.

Loki has his own idea of what holiday weekends are for.



  1. The forecast calls for knitting! I love it! My forecast isn’t quite as filled with knitting time…but promising in the wee hours of night.
    Andrea @ Thisknittedlife´s last blog post ..A Yarn Well Traveled

  2. Denise Wessman says:

    My forecast is long hours of knitting also. Love the color of the cardigan. Loki is so adorable napping. Does he help you knit?

  3. Nancy Nevin says:

    If you use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s faux seam method on each side by dropping one stitch the length of the garment and hooking it back up with crochet hook, your garment Knut in one piece or in the round gains the structure of having an actual seam.

  4. Love that you are willing to go outside your own box and try a garment in the round. Years ago I got to see Jared Flood’s original Cobblestone sweater at a workshop he gave which is done in the round and it was very stable. Also very tightly knit, if that makes a difference. Just checked and there are several videos on “phoney” or false seams. One in particular, where she uses thick white yarn as her sample, is very well done. Also, I am thrilled you introduced us to that garter stitch book. I happen to be right at that place where I want to do simple, simple, simple. Perhaps because it is almost summer now. Thanks, Wendy!

  5. I have to say I love that sweater, and I do like top down and seamless, as the raglan fits me better than any. I looked it up on Ravelry, and I really really like the style details[ don’t you love being able to look at the pictures in full screen- to see those details? ] I love seeing what you are knitting, and enjoy the pictures of your cat too.

  6. Brigitte says:

    I could not agree more! I have a sad, neglected one-piece tie-front cardigan that, despite sitting right next to me in a basket is still mostly sleeveless. And what sleeve I have done will soon be ripped out and restarted as I can’t stand the look of offset decreases done in the round. 🙁 So, I start again, and get my decreases, which no one will see, lined up properly. I could use cashmere and I’d still dislike the seamless look of a one piece (wait, cashmere probably wouldn’t handle being seamless anyway…). Wow… I am anal…

    Loki, your sweet wee face reminds me of my fluffy, long-haired 16-year old girl Mae! Same contented look…