My current work in progress:

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


Moth Cardigan

Here is my progress for the week on my Moth Cardigan.

It’s an odd construction: you knit each side separately and join the center back seam. It’s a bit of a leap of faith to knit as I can’t figure out too far in advance what’s going on. It’s a new pattern as well, with very few projects on Ravelry, and a couple of comments saying that things don’t seem to match u. But there was a pattern update correcting an error in number of rows in a part of the pattern, so I am hopeful.

Besides, I have my little helper at my side.


  1. Sounds very interesting, am looking forward to seeing how this comes together 🙂
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  2. What an interesting design. You are very brave to try it. Just keep it away from porchlights! 😉

  3. Monica Cortada says:

    Can’t wait to see how it turns out for you. I favorited this on Ravelry and haven’t stopped thinking about it. I’m really awful at setting in sleeves so I haven’t made a sweater in 30 years (when I was a size 10 and sleeves seemed to work so much better then!) I found myself itching to try this.

  4. Monica Cortada says:

    P.S. There is a book waiting to be written on knitting sweater sleeves. 🙂

  5. Mary Lou Keenan says:

    I have a feeling that you will be knitting a raving success! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  6. Cathie Jones says:

    I’m actually intrigued by your knitting bag/yarn-holder-thingy. Are they separate pieces? I think I would love to have a thingy (technical term) like that to hold my working yarn.

  7. Barbara Runcie says:

    It’s beautiful and I keep coming back to look at it. It looks like the back is shorter than the front. Is it?

  8. You can’t go wrong with an assistant like that!