My current work in progress:

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


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.


  1. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    Gorgeous – as always! I actually have that book (British version) from way back in the day when my kid was a toddler. I knit a couple of projects from it. I can’t remember which projects, but there were probably many cables involved.

  2. Charlottewv says:

    Fair Isle knitted items are my favorite–though I’ve never learned or attempted to do it myself–I love the beautiful designs of the Fair Isle garments you’ve knitted. Your furry little shrimp is adorable!

  3. patricia says:

    Love the bit of blue running through there!

  4. Jacinta says:

    Those colours are beautifully coordinated 💕