My current work in progress:

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


Azure Dragon

I did finally get around to taking a photo of my Granito sweater. Here it is!

Recap: This is Granito designed by Joji Locatelli. I knit it from Wollmeise Blend in the Pistazie colorway, using a U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) needle. I did not make the pockets as I figured I did not need any more bulk at the hipline!

This pattern is worked from the top down and uses short rows to create the shoulder shaping. There is a lovely little slipped stitch detail on each side down the front and the back. It was an enjoyable knit and the resulting sweater has nice fit and drape. So my first FO of 2017 is a win-win!

And I am close to having a second FO for 2017, as I am nearing completion of my Azure Dragon (a cowl design by Jennifer Kirchenbauer).

The designer suggests not blocking the piece to maintain the three-dimensional dragon scales. I think I will steam-block mine very slightly to make the row of large scales in the middle of the cowl lie a little bit flatter. I’ll have a better idea of what I want to do once it is off the needles, which should be within a couple of days.

Loki is as usual eager to help.

He’s keeping track of the pattern chart for me!


  1. Elaine in NYC says:

    Little guy really knows how to strike a pose! Nice sweater, too.

  2. Very nice sweater ~ that green is unusual! It’s a good thing you have Loki to hold your pattern in place =^•^=

  3. Linda G Howell says:

    Gorgeous!! I love all of Joji Locatelli’s patterns.

    Give Loki a kiss for me.

  4. Love the length of that sweater and the color is soooo hot right now. I have to know how to do that cowl

  5. HI, thank you for reminding me that I’m a scatterbrain.

    At Rhinebeck, I purchased a lot of Esopus from Jill Draper, to make Granito.

    At the March on Washington, standing in one spot for 4 hours unable to move, I used that yarn to cast on another Relax sweater. I like my Relax, and I had forgotten about Granito.

    Luckily I didn’t get very far. I want Granito!


  6. Granito’s delicious, Wendy. Have you worn it yet?