My current work in progress:

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


Rose Cardigan: Coming Together!

First of all, congratulations to Lauren Kowalczewski who is the winner of my giveaway of a copy of Wool Studio: The Knitwear Capsule Collection from Interweave. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

I have now entered the really fin part of my Rose Cardigan: the finishing bits! I’m doing it a bit differently than the pattern directs. You are supposed to sew the fronts to the back before picking up and knitting the ribbing, but I elected to do the ribbing on each piece separately:

Now I’ll seam then together. After I finished the bottom ribbing on the two fronts and the back piece, I sewed one side front to the back along the top seam, and picked up the stitches for the cuff ribbing:

I’m working the ribbing flat, then I’ll do the underarm/side seam. Then I’ll do the same for the other side.

After that, the front bands remain, and this will be done. I ought to have to complete by the end of the week. You know, just in time for really warm weather so I will have to put it away until next autumn.

Meanwhile, Loki is enjoying some educational television.


  1. I love the color shifts in that yarn.
    But apparently not as much as Loki loves his TV show!

  2. Love the steps you are taking to put it together, very interesting – now if only I can remember to try it 🙂

  3. Charlottewv says:

    Beautiful cardigan, I’m anxious to see it when completed. And Loki is sooo sweet!! ❤️?

  4. Isn’t that the way it goes? I’m in the middle of knitting a heavy tweed cardigan. I don’t care, the seasons will keep on turning and we’ll be prepared for them all.
    Kristen Chambers´s last blog post ..Stitches 2018

  5. Mary Lou Keenan says:

    I’m knitting a cardigan and it’s 85 degrees out! I feel your pain. I can’t wait to see your finished garment.

  6. That has to be my favorite photo of your cat!