My current work in progress:

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


Archives for August 2021

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I’m hoping at some point I’ll get back into the swing of regular blogging. I do have a major life change coming up this autumn (she said mysteriously) so perhaps that will prompt me to change my slovenly blogging ways.

For the past month-and-then-some I have been working on a traditional gansey: Alice Starmore’s Stornoway, from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters. I’m using Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey on 3mm needles.

As you can see, Loki is being a BIG help with this project. This older photo gives you a much better look at the pattern:

I am at the point where I will knit the shoulder straps before picking up stitches around the armhole and knitting sleeves. Well, I’ll probably knit the neckband before the sleeves.

This design is knit in the round until you get to the armholes. At that point you knit the front and back separately, flat. That has seemed to take forever. Knitting back and forth on one side while the rest of the sweater is hanging off the needles is a bit awkward. But soon I’ll be back working in the round!