My current work in progress:

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


One Down, One to Go

Sleeves, that is.

I’m knitting exactly as directed with one exception: the sleeve decreases. You start with 160-something stitches and decrease down to 70 before starting the cuff. I decreased down to 96, then worked straight for the remainder of the “body” of the sleeve — about 4″. Then I decreased down to 72 stitches and worked the cuff on those stitches. I’m happy with how it looks. I don’t like too-narrow sleeves.

Loki really doesn’t care one way or the other.


  1. That looks fabulous! I’d love to see the inside as well.

    And Loki is so overcome, he’s fainted!

  2. Fabulous!

  3. One of my favorite things about making my own anything is the ability to customize! Great job!

  4. I love this sweater so much! Makes me want to hop on a plane to Shetland right away. But then again, I want to hop on a plane to Shetland every day.

  5. Charlottewv says:

    Your sweater will be perfect, Wendy! Isn’t it great that, though Loki is the boss, he allows you to make your own decisions on the (knitting) work that you’re doing! Lol! Loki is soo adorable! ❤️🐾😊

  6. Looks good to me. Some designers seem to think we have sticks for wrists. Got a handknit sweater from a thrift store and had to rip out the sleeve cuffs as they were too tight. Turned out really well when finished. The yarn used was probably really expensive, too. Added better buttons, and have a great-looking cardigan now. This design looks like it employs a lot of little peeries. But I like the total look! Loki looks very content…..