My current work in progress:

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


Sleeve Start

Yesterday I finished knitting the body of my Mary Tudor cardi and started a sleeve:

As you can see, Loki is helping.

When you get to the sleeve cap, you have the option of either knitting back and forth or in the round with a steek. There are advantages to each:

If you knit back and forth you don’t have the thickness of an extra steek at the armhole.

If you knit in the round with a steek, you don’t have a billion yarn ends to weave in around the armhole.

Decisions, decisions.


  1. Charlottewv says:

    The Mary Tudor cardigan is going to be so pretty, I’m anxious to see it when completed. Loki is soo cute—I just love his furry little feet! ❤️🐾😊🧶

  2. As much as steeks terrify me, I’d think the steek would be the way to go. Which ever choice you choose, it’s gorgeous!

  3. The sweater is coming along nicely. Which option are you going to use? Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Gorgeous colors in that particular photo. Loki looks like he is ready to be, paw printed. All you need is the ink pad. I’d vote for steeking too. Never done it, but how hard can it be? (I was a sew-er so I’m used to cutting up stuff.) Can’t wait to see it all finished.

  5. Gina in SF Bay Area says:

    Your sweater gets more gorgeous every day. I bought the same kit (from the same vendor) a couple of years back, but it has been sitting in the stash ever since. You have inspired me to start on it after the holidays. Not a good travel project, but great for long winter nights and weekends.