My current work in progress:

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


Comfort Fade Cardi

I finished my Comfort Fade Cardi last Thursday.

And the back:

I knit this from Miss Babs’ Kaweah DK weight merino wool, in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways.

I rate this project “meh” for a couple of reasons.

First, I don’t like the transition between the first two colors, but that is one of the perils of purchasing yarn online, not seeing the colors in person.

Second, (and this is my own fault) it is huge. I could invite a couple of friends in with me and have a party. I definitely should have gone down a couple of sizes.

On the plus side, it is going to lovely and warm come winter. The yarn is very soft and the deep shawl collar feels wonderful.


In the cooments for my last blog post there was a question about how I store my knits. I do have a cedar chest, and that holds several Dale of Norway and Alice Starmore fair isles. I also have a walk-in closet that has some cedar paneling in it. And I have blocks of cedar that I put in drawers where more knits are stored, along with anti-moth herb sachets. So a little of everything.

I’ve started a new project (of course) but I’ll save it for next time!

Loki can’t wait.


  1. Just an idea – if there is yarn left over, would a belt be an answer to the sizing need – to wrap it & belt it.

  2. I’m loving your cardigan! The first skeins may not ‘fade’ exactly, but they seem to work together well. I’m glad you mentioned the sizing. My daughter has asked me to knit one for her (Yay!!!) and I don’t think she’d appreciate it being huge.

  3. Charlottewv says:

    I love the colors of the comfort fade cardigan, it will really be nice for cool fall weather, Loki is so adorable. I’m anxious to see what your next project is. Have a great day!

  4. Hopefully Loki would catch any errant moths that show up!

  5. I love your Comfort Fade, your colors may not fade, but they look good together.If you don’t mind me asking, what size did you make? I want to knit one and size is a concern.
    Also, I’ll be searching out herb sachets, I have lots of shawls that need protecting!

  6. The local news tonight had a bit on a several thousand dollar coat shown by some designer. It looked like 10 coats, flannel shirts, and knit cardigans all worn at once one on top of the other, ending up very oversized with what appeared to be a canvas hoodie on top.
    Perhaps you could layer this over a flannel shirt and a coat, top it with a canvas hoodie and be stylish in the extreme.
    Oh, and lace. I think there was lace somewhere in there.

  7. That is stunning!