My current work in progress:

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


Second Sleeve

The winner of my review copy of Rugged Knits: 24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living by Andrea Rangel is Jen R., who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

I am making good progress on Kinsale. I finished the first sleeve and have attached it to the body. I picked up stitches along the body edge and then attached the sleeve via a three-needle bind-off. Because I did raised exposed shoulder seams, I did the same for the sleeve seam:


Then I sewed up the side seam and sleeve seam using a mattress stitch:


I am working along on the second sleeve and should have it done in a few days.


Loki was a big help in the seaming — he sat on the end table and watched!



  1. Such a lovely sweater, and I’m very much enjoying the details you share as work is in progress. Looking forward to seeing the FO.
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  2. Mary Lou says:

    Your work is lovely as always. I wish I lived in a cooler clime so that I might knit and wear similar garments. Florida is too hot for most knits!

  3. I’m sure Loki’s attentive observation was the key to a beautiful mattress seam. His oversight of all your work is truly magic – your Kinsale is turning out lovely.

  4. What a gorgeous sweater! And so lucky to have such a fluffy helper!
    Katherine´s last blog post ..Driftwood!

  5. cynthia Stubbs says:

    Love the color! When doing cables and intricate work a solid white is so great. I wish to make one very much like it one day. I love wearing hand knits too.

  6. Bobbi J says:

    Your Kinsale sweater is gorgeous! I have the book and am going to see about making one. Thank you for posting your progress and details. So glad Loki can help!

  7. Sophy0075 says:

    Very pretty. You are so industrious. I’m afraid I’m congenitally incapable of working on just one project at a time. Worse, when I come to a tough part, my typical response is to start another project, and then to slow waaaay down on the first one.

  8. Beautiful sweater! And conveniently in the colorway “Loki”!
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  9. That sweater is so pretty so classic. I LOVE it
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