My current work in progress:

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


Betty Mouat Cowl

After the long slog of knitting a cardigan, I wanted a “palate cleanser” — a quick knit for more or less immediate gratification. Last week I whipped out a cowl.

This is based on Kate Davies pattern, the Betty Mouat Cowl. Instead of working two “sides” and grafting them together, I simply worked one long tube.

I used a semisolid plus a rainbow gradient — well, half of a rainbow gradient. The yarn is a fingering weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend from Etsy seller Wanderlusthues. It’s a lovely soft yarn, just right for a cowl that is worn next to the skin.

I started another cowl.

This is Land of Sweets,  a cowl pattern that is part of Helen Stewart’s Knitvent 2017. The cowl takes 24 miniskeins of fingering weight yarn. I had a lot of fun picking out the miniskeins I wanted to use and putting them in order. Here they are:

In other news, Loki is enjoying his crinkle tunnel!



  1. Beautiful!

  2. That cowl is gorgeous. I might need to do one of those.

    It looks to me like Loki is enjoying his napping tunnel.

  3. Those cowls are equally beautiful.

    A kitty tunnel! OMG!

  4. I love the cowls, especially the colors. Loki in his tunnel is adorable!

  5. Both are lovely. Where did you find the mini-skeins?
    Love to Loki

  6. Oh wow! Your Betty Mouat is gorgeous!
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  7. Both cowls are lovely! Can’t wait to see how the second one turns out- so many beautiful colors!

    My Pepper is a tunnel cat too! The crinkle tunnel was used to death and had to upgrade to the sturdier leopard print fabric version.

  8. Charottewv says:

    Very pretty, especially like the colors of the second one. Loki… absolutely adorable!!!❤️?