My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

More Tudor Roses

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my Margaret Tudor sweater. I have not yet worn it because it has not been cold enough for me to do so comfortably.

So of course I’ve moved on to a new project. I started this on Friday:

This is another design from Alice Starmore’s Tudor Roses: Mary Tudor. I purchased the kit from Virtualyarns, here.

So far, so good! I have a much harder time memorizing a large-scale stranded design like this — traditional Fair Isle “peeries” are much easier for me to remember. But it is a lovely design and a very fun knit!

Loki is enjoying it too.


  1. This will be gorgeous. I love how adventurous you are. Curious to know what style if stranded knitting you subscribe to. Do you carry your yarns with both hands? Hold multiple colors in one hand? Something else uniquely you? Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    So beautiful!! And hello sweet fuzzy boy

  3. poodletail says:

    So lovely. Especially drawn to the fleur de lys.

  4. Oh my! That new sweater is going to be Gorgeous! I love those colors!