My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Archives for May 2021

New/Old Project

In a not-so-surprising move, I am knitting another fair isle sweater. This:

This is from a book I’ve owned for ages: Traditional Knitting from the Scottish and Irish Isles, edited by Debbie Bliss. It was published in 1991. Wow — that is thirty years ago! It’s out of print but I see copies available on Amazon, both the original book published in the U.K. and the U.S. reprint.

I bought it when it first came out and I have knit several of the designs — there are a lot of good ones in this book! I had previously knit the one I am making now — it is the Fair Isle Long Line Slipover designed by Lesley Stanfield. It’s a v-neck sleeveless vest. I made it as directed back then.

But this time around I’m simply using the charts/colors to knit a long-sleeve crew-neck pullover. I am into the armhole steeks

I’m using a mix of Jamieson & Smith and Jamieson’s shetland jumper weight simply because I couldn’t find all the colors I needed in one or the other brand. I love these colors and I love the flower motif in the ribbing.

So there you have it.

And here is my little shrimp.

Since Last We Spoke

I finished Hillswick Lumber:

I knit an insanely bright fair isle (my own design):

And I knit a fair isle from leftovers from my other fair isle projects and a set of mini-skeins from Wee County Yarns:

Oh, and Loki took a lot of naps: