My current work in progress:

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


Geiger Progress

Norah Gaughan’s Geiger cardigan is a fantastic, fun pattern to knit, but it is not for the weak of heart. The most important skill you need to knit this cardi is the ability to follow directions. 😉

There are so many different things going on at the same time that I made myself a little chart to keep track of what shaping is being done on which row.

I finished the back last weekend:

And I finished the side fronts this morning:

Next up: sleeves!

Loki is ready to “help” me as you can see. He does a great job of ensuring that my laptop does not escape!


  1. I think this is more than I want to tackle. But a comment on the Ravelry posting of the pattern – too often designs are posted only in a very dark yarn. This one provides the courtesy of including pics in a light yarn, which makes it much easier to see the detail.

  2. Loki has the sweetest face. That cardigan would definitely require a strong will and great organization for completion . . . those cables are really wonderful though.

  3. Looking at that pattern and also watching you knit it, it is the knitting equivalent of a roller coaster – it just looks scary and exciting!

  4. Pam from Kansas says:

    This would be a fun challenge. Thanks for the tip of making a chart or notes as you go along!

  5. Charlottewv says:

    The cardigan is gorgeous, but looks very difficult to knit. It’s good that you have sweet Loki to help you–holding down your laptop is such an important task, lo! He’s such a beautiful purrbabe!

  6. I’m just seaming my Geiger. I learnt a lot from knitting it – and reknitting it when I misread the instructions a couple of times. Fascinating to hear the source of the name. I had deduced that it was a play on words, leaving out “counter”, because you certainly have to do a good deal of counting to manage all the simultaneous instructions with this one. I found that I could combine keeping an eye on the chart with two different tally lists for the shaping at the top of the fronts. The instructions are entirely logical, but you do have to understand the significance of brackets.

  7. This is one of the funniest Loki comments ever. The planting of those paws must have been too eloquent to resist….Gosh, Geiger. Ditto everything that Gail said. (And if I had Franklin’s artistic talent I would draw a tableful of knitters working on their Geigers, underneath a bevy of exploding heads. One of them being mine.?)

  8. What a fabulous pattern and your choice of colour to show off that pattern is just perfect. Oh, I wish I could knit like that – I just tore back the sleeves of a plain old cardigan twice because I ‘misread’ the instructions. I have two cats but they’re not very helpful, not like handsome Loki.