My current work in progress:

Roscalie Cardigan by Alice Starmore, knit from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift¬† on a US 3 needle

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An Oldie But a Goodie

My current, soon-to-be-completed project:

This is a modified version of Luskentyre by Alice Starmore, originally published in the very long out-of-print book The Scottish Collection. The original is a pullover and I have modified it into a cardigan. I’m using Jamieson & Smith shetland wool in the original colors.

This design is named for Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides, so I selected buttons that look like wee sand dollars.

As you can see, Loki is impressed!

Roscalie Cardigan

I finished this on Monday.

Alice Starmore’s Roscalie Cardigan, from her book In the Hebrides. I used Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. This is a relatively easy fair isle as it uses only 5 colors.

Loki spent the Thanksgiving holiday doing this:

And I did this:

Roscalie Continued

Since my last post, I have finished the body of Roscalie.

As you can see from the photo, I’ve also done the frontbands and neckband and facings. Since I took the above photo I put buttons on.

And I’ve started a sleeve.

In other news, Loki’s sheepskin rug was wearing out so I got him a new one. Do you think he likes it?

Autumn of Fair Isle

My Autumn of Fair Isle continues . . .

This is the Roscalie Cardigan from Alice Starmore’s In the Hebrides. I’m knitting mine from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. It on ly has five colors in total and is a very traditional-looking fair isle. I like that no two of the main peerie patterns are the same. The smaller border patterns are very simple and were easy to memorize.

is taking his supervisory position very seriously.

Marina Cardi

I finished this on Thursday:

This is, of course, Marina, designed by Alice Starmore and knit from a kit from VirtualYarns. Now I have packed it away, and hopefully someday I can go out of my condo again and actually wear it!

I enjoyed every minute of the knitting of this and discovered a new-to-me wooden needle that works beautifully with stranded knitting: Lykke circulars. The joins are great and they were a pleasure to use.

I have decreed this The Autumn of Fair Isle, so I have started another one. And Loki is still supervising.