My current work in progress:

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


Alodia Mods

I continue to work on my Alodia hooded scarf and at this point I have close to the desired length in the scarf portion.


I made some mods to the pattern (which is found in the newest Twist Collective and is also available for purchase from Ravelry). The pattern is created from three charts: the two side cables which are mirror image of each other, and the wide center panel. The center panel is not evenly divisible by the two side charts. The center panel consists of 44 rows and the side panels are 24 rows.

This annoyed me,  so I re-charted the center panel to have 48 rows. Now for every two pattern repeats of the side cables I work one repeat of the center panel.

While working the first repeat I found an error in the center panel chart:

Row 6, Stitch 14 should be a twisted knit stitch, not a purl.

If you happen to have this pattern and you have version 08.02.15, be aware of this. I did email Twist Collective about the error so it will no doubt be corrected in later versions.

And now for something completely different, a bowlful of Loki.



  1. That bowl of white fluff looks good enough to eat with a spoon!

  2. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Love your bowl of Loki. Isn’t it amazing the positions our fur babies can get into, my kitty is almost 14 pounds of Ragdoll goodness, and he curls himself into the smallest spaces. Meow!

  3. I so wish I had a reason to knit and wear a hooded scarf. But here in California such an item will never be used. “Sigh”

    Have you tried on your Boxy? I’m curious about how you like the fit?

  4. My kitty has the same “bowl” but she doesn’t fill it up so much – lol! He’s a big boy!

  5. Isn’t it amazing what those critters can stuff themselves into? Reminds me of my 17-pounder who managed to cram himself into a shoebox. The shoebox was never the same though.

    And I recall my mom, who made 2 of a particularly detailed fisherman sweater for myself and my sister, grousing about how the repeats (3 panels) were all completely different.

  6. Marcy Doane says:

    Thanks for your comments! This pattern was going to be one of my next projects. It will be much easier adjusted and corrected! Knit on!

  7. Oh that cat!

  8. Denise Wessman says:

    Thanks for the pattern corrections. Love the knit.

  9. Beautiful scarf and cute kitty-in-a-bowl! I saw a dog in a (big) flower pot this weekend, hehe.
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  10. Catherine S. says:

    I cannot wait to see how this hooded and cable number turns out. When the different cables in a pattern don’t easily line up I’ve been known to abandon the whole project. I’m guessing Alodia will be well-loved in lo, just a few months. 🙂