My current work in progress:

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


Close To the Finish Line

Last time I showed you a fair isle I’m knitting using pattern charts from Wilma Malcolmson. I’m now close to finishing!

The pattern I’m working from is for a square-neck pullover. I have far more use for cardigans than pullovers (assuming I ever leave my condo again) so I adapted on the fly. I think it is turning out well!

So does Loki.


  1. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    I find myself always seeking out cardigan patterns as a woman of a “certain age”, the thought of wearing a sweater I cannot remove and put on easily gives me the heebie jeebies! 🙂
    I love your work…always look forward to your posts!

  2. I’ve been following your blog for YEARS, maybe since the beginning.. in one of your previous entries you commented on not feeling like blogging as much because of the lockdown… girl, you’ve been blogging for a long time, as have I, since July 2002, but on and off.. “when I feel like it”..

    I occasionally come by to look up your chocolate chip scones recipe & am going to try modifying it so it’s vegan.. vegan butter, coconut cream, I haven’t decided what to sub for eggs, but there are options & may not even be necessary… we don’t use egg substitutes in pancakes, so not using them MAY work for scones, I’m not sure… I just found out we’re out of vanilla, so we’ll have to wait until we can get more..

    Cardigans are great! If it’s too hot, unbutton, too chilly, button.. or zip or whatever! 🙂

  3. Susan Cawley says:

    Your colorwork cardigans are amazing.

  4. I also prefer cardis. Loki is soooo cute! Give him a pet from his admirers down south!

  5. Sharen Warren says:

    You’ll have beautiful collection of cardigans to choose from next winter. Can you believe it’s been a year? How do you store all those gorgeous sweaters?

  6. Genie Cormode says:

    I just love the little heart pattern on this sweater! So easy but so effective.

  7. Wow! Another fabulous cardi. It looks great in that shot of the whole sweater and also in the close up in the previous post where you can see the detail of the pattern and all the colors.

  8. For some of us who are seriously math challenged, would you consider writing out your adjustments in a pattern for the switch to a cardigan with these wonderful fair isle patterns. Cardigans are always better for us who live in the south & need “jackets” more than sweaters (if that makes sense!!!) Sweater “jackets” get a lot more wear through the cool seasons “down here” in Georgia, and I bet same for So.Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, etc. I know you also knit them “in the round” to be steeked ! Fear of steeking is real – – HELP!!

  9. So stunning as always. This colors scheme is particularly beautiful and interesting to me.

  10. Shella Bonner says: