My current work in progress:

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


The Colorwork Tube

Yes, I’m stil working along on my colorwork “tube.”

It is indeed a tube — I’m working in the round and will cut the front steek later to make a cardigan/jacket. The steek is that column of stripes in the middle:


That is a facing at the bottom. It will folded up and sewn to the inside later.

Here is the middle back, with the Art Deco-y looking column of what I think of as lilies:


And a closeup of the top of the back.


I am halfway up the armhole at this point, so the end of the tube is in sight!

Then I will knit two smaller tubes — the sleeves — and pick up and knit front bands and collar. So there is still a lot of work left to do on this.

Loki is exhausted just thinking about what is yet to come!



  1. Truly a work of art!

  2. That is so beautiful! It truly looks like stained glass. No wonder Loki is exhausted. 🙂

  3. Beautiful

  4. So, so beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous knitting, as usual. Loki is soo adorable!❤️?

  6. I really love this project! Is the yarn going to be sticky enough to cut through the steek without reinforcing it, or will you need to stitch it first?

  7. I’m exhausted looking at that Work of Art too! It is lovely!

  8. I agree with Loki & Sophy. Both a large colorwork project & a sweater are each way, way too exhausting & time consuming for my mind & fingers – putting the two together even more!

  9. Sorry if I missed this in your past postings, but will this be a pattern for sale?

  10. That is absolutely breathtaking!

  11. Gorgeous!

  12. I just love to wacth your knitting “grow” so pretty

  13. I cannot wait to see the finished piece, Wendy. If you don’t send me a photo of this against your beautiful red hair I’ll pout mightily.

  14. I had to laugh: tried explaining “steeking” to a non-knitter friend, who was just horrified!! That’s ok, I still get the heebie jeebies thinking about too. I’ll be waiting to see the result of your steeking!
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  15. Stunning!

  16. What size needles are you using? do you have any advice regarding needle size or tension for stranded work? I usually knit it a bit loose and it works out with blocking but would love to hear your opinion as your stitches are beautifully even. Thanks!