My current work in progress:

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


Hearten Progress

I now have the two side fronts of Hearten completed.

The pattern has you assemble the pieces and then pick up the stitches to knit the front bands, then knit the neckband. As I sometimes like to do, I’ve changed the order in which I do things.

I picked up and knit the front bands on each side front before assembling the sweater.

That makes things much more portable, as I only have one side front hanging off the needles as I knit the front band.

Then I joined the shoulders and knit the neckband.

And I started a sleeve:

And Loki is standing by, ready to assist!

At your service!


  1. patricia says:

    Beautiful! You’re doing a good job keeping track of all those cables, Loki!

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Loki looks very intent.

  3. Robin F says:

    What a fabulous sweater you are creating. Can’t wait to see the finished sweater. Hope Loki is a good helper.

  4. Sharen Warren says:

    Lookin’ great! And why didn’t I think of knitting the front bands before joining the shoulders?

  5. Charlottewv says:

    Hearten is beautiful, I love the color, too. And Loki is such a sweet, gorgeous purrbabe. ❤️? ?

  6. Monica says:

    Those stitches really pop! The sweater is coming along beautifully.

  7. Carolyn says:

    Impeccable knitting!

  8. The sweater is really coming along. I love hearing the reasoning behind changes people make to patterns. I’d never have thought of doing the bands differently just to make it more portable.