My current work in progress:

Roscalie Cardigan by Alice Starmore, knit from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift  on a US 3 needle

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.

New Year

A belated Happy New Year . . . such as it is. I sort of fell out of the blogging habit. It’s a funny thing — the longer we are on lockdown and I have more free time,. the less I feel like blogging. What’s up with that.

To catch up . . .

I finished Luskentyre a couple of days before Christmas.

And I started another fair isle:

This is a design by Wilma Malcolmson. The pattern is not in Ravelry — it was published in the Swedish magazine Stickat & Sånt. The pattern was designed as a pullover but I am converting mine to a cardigan. I’m using Jamieson Spindrift Shetland.

And of course Loki is helping.

An Oldie But a Goodie

My current, soon-to-be-completed project:

This is a modified version of Luskentyre by Alice Starmore, originally published in the very long out-of-print book The Scottish Collection. The original is a pullover and I have modified it into a cardigan. I’m using Jamieson & Smith shetland wool in the original colors.

This design is named for Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides, so I selected buttons that look like wee sand dollars.

As you can see, Loki is impressed!

Roscalie Cardigan

I finished this on Monday.

Alice Starmore’s Roscalie Cardigan, from her book In the Hebrides. I used Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. This is a relatively easy fair isle as it uses only 5 colors.

Loki spent the Thanksgiving holiday doing this:

And I did this:

Roscalie Continued

Since my last post, I have finished the body of Roscalie.

As you can see from the photo, I’ve also done the frontbands and neckband and facings. Since I took the above photo I put buttons on.

And I’ve started a sleeve.

In other news, Loki’s sheepskin rug was wearing out so I got him a new one. Do you think he likes it?