My current work in progress:

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


thank u, next

Thank you for the very nice comments on my completed Kenmare pullover!

A commenter asked about yarns to sub for the now discontinued Rowan SoftKnit Cotton. You could sub Rowan Handknit Cotton, or any worsted weight smooth cotton yarn.

Onward . . .

I’ve started something I’ve been thinking about for a while: a cardigan knit with denim yarn.

This is Newlyn Jacket by Jane Gottelier from the book Indigo Knits. I am knitting mine from Rowan Original Denim which is now, you guessed it, discontinued. The Elann Den-M-Nit Pure Indigo Cotton that the pattern actually calls for is still available for purchase via (though some colors are temporarily out of stock).

The yarn is like knitting with string, but once it is washed and shrunk, it will be lovely. I keep reminding myself of that. 😉

Meanwhile, Loki is working on taking selfies.


  1. That is so pretty! Who knew knitted denim could be a thing!

  2. I just tried to leave a comment but it seems to have disappeared. So in case it doesn’t show up I was just saying how surprising this is – that who knew knitting with denim could be a thing!

  3. It looks very nice, but what color are your hands? 🙂

  4. I love the look of the denim yarn. I have worked with string like yarns before and that is tough! Not much sensory pleasure. I really love the look of that fluffy kitty!;O))

  5. Chris Reeske says:

    Lovely knit and thanks for all the info on the yarns. I’m heading right to Amazon.

  6. Judy Deshaies says:

    I am losing my mind trying to make the Sundew cardigan back symmetrical! I have 193 stitches to start but it is making me crazy! Ugh!

  7. Charlottewv says:

    The Newlyn Jacket looks very pretty, I’m anxious to see it completed. Loki is so fluffy and gorgeous! ❤️??