My current work in progress:

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


Mary Tudor

I’ve made some good progress on my Mary Tudor cardigan.

See my little helper in the background?

I’ve just started the armholes:


This is not a typical fair isle construction where you pick up stitches and kn it down from the armhole. Rather you knit the sleeve in the round from the cuff up and set it into the armhole. Once you get to the sleeve cap you have4 the option of steeking it and continuing in the round or knitting back and forth.

I’ll decide once I get there!



  1. Stunning! Everything you make is like a piece of art.

  2. That is spectacular – what’s the largest size the pattern comes in?

  3. I love all these projects where you use two long-striping yarns to create an ever shifting colored pattern. Yum!
    I have a question inspired by Freshet (you were working on it back in July):
    Have you designed or come across a cable or lace project that makes sizes by changing yarn weight/gauge, rather than stitch count? It seems to me that after I’d worked out a beautiful & effective stitch pattern, I’d be loath to 1. have to re-work the stitch counts & shaping, or 2. add/subtract parts of the overall look. Altering the gauge seems so much simpler.
    Anyway, Happy December & much joy in this holiday season!

  4. Charlottewv says:

    The cardigan is going to be beautiful, love the colors and design. Loki just keeps getting more adorable! ❤️🐾😊 🧶

  5. Huh. I’ve never made Mary Tudor although it’s on my long list… why are the sleeves like that?? is the pattern one that needs to be right-side-up in some way?
    Caroline´s last blog post ..Random rant about knitting patterns

  6. That’s beautiful! One of my favorite sweaters from that book, along with Eliz. I and Henry VIII. The fabric/patterns/ colors of Mary T. And Henry 8 are so regal/royal looking!

  7. Amazing! However – Loki doesn’t look too impressed – LOL!