My current work in progress:

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


Speaking of Norah Gaughan . . .

Here is my new work in progress:

This is Geiger, a Norah Gaughan design from the Brooklyn Tweed Winter 2018 collection, which was published last January. I’ve had my eye on this pattern ever since then!

The pattern calls for Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, a DK weight wool yarn. I’m using Wollmeise Merino DK in the “Schwefel” colorway, a lovely green. The German word “schwefel” translates to “sulfur” in English. This surprised me a bit, so I googled images of sulfur — sulfur appears to to be a light yellow/green, quite a bit lighter than this colorway. On the Wollmeise website it describes schwefel as “brimstone-yellow” and says it is a matching colorway to “Potzblitz” — this I can see!

However you describe it, Schwefel is a lovely green and in my opinion is perfect for the pattern, which is reminiscent of an Austrian boiled wool jacket. No surprise there, since Geiger of Austria is a company that manufactures and sells Austrian wool jackets and coats, and has been since the 1980s.

The Geiger pattern is classified as “advanced” and I think that is pretty accurate. There is a lot going on — twisted ribs, travelling stitches, intricate cables, different textures, short-row shaping.The pattern is very well-written and detailed — it is 30 pages long! And so far, so good. I do love me some intricate cables, and this project has them a-plenty.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Throwback Cardi. I was actually able to wear it to work one day last week!

Loki says he prefers his coat.


  1. So pretty! Love Wollmeise yarns.

  2. What a wonderful post to pay homage to your sweater.

    I like Loki’s coat too!

  3. Wow that looks complicated… and beautiful!

  4. Nora Gaughan’s designs are always so classy (so is Loki!)

  5. Beautiful pattern! I also love the Belfast jacket, in BT winter 2018, and the dard blue brioche stole.
    I which I had Loki’s coat, wright now we went from 25° to 5° (celsius) in two days.

  6. Wow! that’s quite the cable-y sweater!

  7. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    Absolutely stunning…….both the gorgeous project and and my favourite Loki

  8. Oooh! Lovely!!

  9. Beautiful color Wendy. I think redheads look good in just about any warm shade of green and this one really shows off the detail and looks sophisticated as well! (Hmm…My second Geiger comment, all because of little Loki.)