My current work in progress:

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


Throwback Cardi

The winner of last week’s giveaway of  40 Timeless Knits, by the Editors of Vogue Knitting and Norah Gaughan is Vikki G. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

Last night I finished this:

This is my Throwback Cardi, a design by Andrea Mowry. I knit mine from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using the suggested 4.5mm and 5mm needles. All the deets are on my Ravelry project page.

This is not knit in the round and steeked. It’s worsted weight, and that’s bit too bulky for steeking. I don’t particularly enjoy doing colorwork flat, but I sucked it up. There are a few rows that have three colors per row and that was a bit fiddly too.

The only mod I did, apart from adjusting the sleeve length to fit me better, was to add buttonholes and buttons.

I’ve started something new, of course. I’ll show you some progress (hopefully) next week!

Meanwhile, I caught Loki mid-groom!


  1. I really like the colors you’ve chosen for the yoke & notice you didn’t knit them into the border of the hem or sleeves. This looks like a cardi one could just wear to death. Wonderful proportions, great color-way and comfortable fit. I think I shall look this pattern up – hmm, another wip to begin. . . .

  2. Gorgeous knit, as usual!

  3. Beautiful! Love the colors ~

  4. So pretty! Looks kinda Bohus-ish.

    Loki has the cutest blue nose.

  5. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Jean Palionis says:

    I really like this sweater. Love the colors too! You will get to wear this soon?.

  7. Beautiful sweater!

  8. Rarely comment but ditto about the colors! So perfect!

  9. Lovely; yoked cardigans are a favorite. Smart move adding buttons.

  10. Simply beautiful! You keep me inspired to keep knitting.

  11. I love watching your knitting projects fly past every week, and have followed your blog for a long time with very few comments. Thanks for the modeled shot of this sweater! As a knitter I really appreciate modeled pictures, and know they are hard to take and share.