My current work in progress:

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


A Pattern So Nice I’m Knitting It Twice

Very rarely, with the exception of “plain vanilla” socks, do I knit the same pattern twice. But this is one of those times when I’ve found something I like so much, I want to knit it again!

I am knitting a second Rose Cardigan.

I knit this pattern the first time a few months ago, shortly after the pattern was released. Here’s the Ravelry project page for my first Rose Cardigan. I knit that one from Malabrigo Mechita, a 100% merino fingering weight wool. I love the style of this cardi and managed to wear it once before the weather got too warm.

My current Rose Cardi is knit from this:

This is Wollmeise Blend, which is 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon/Polyamide. It’s one of my favorite yarns and comes in all the glorious Wollmeise colorways. The colors I’m using are:

That is the order I’m fading them in, and here is my progress on the first quadrant:

This past work-week was a very busy and stressful one for me, so I came home from work each day and collapsed in a pile. Therefore, not a lot of knitting each night. But we are in the middle of a holiday weekend here in the U.S. so I plan to dedicate the next couple of days to a lot of knitting.

And of course I’ll be carving out time for this little cutie too!


  1. Shirley Gallagher says:

    The sweater is beautiful, and your yarn colors will look wonderful. Loki is beyond precious!

  2. Say, did you know that your link to the animal rescue site no longer links there?

  3. Such beautiful greens

  4. Sorry work is so stressful. Love the sweater and your colors.

  5. Loved your first rose- This one will be warmer and love your color choices

  6. I love these colours, they’ll make a pretty Rose 🙂

  7. That is brilliant!

  8. My daughter has recently requested a Rose Cardigan in browns. While I’m excited to knit for her, I’d much rather knit with those greens. The colors in that yarn pile is to die for!

  9. Wow – such gorgeous colors you have chosen. Will be neat to see how this knits up.