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.


Finished, actually, last weekend: As I mentioned in my last post, I used charts from a design from an old book (Traditional Knitting from the Scottish and Irish Isles, edited by Debbie Bliss) to create this sweater. The original is a sleeveless v-neck vest designed by Lesley Stanfield. I used both Jamieson & Smith and Jamiesons […]

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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 […]

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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:

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Life Goes On

It will probably not surprise you to know that I did indeed finish the Wilma Cardigan: And of course I started a new project: This is Hillswick Lumber, designed by Ann Feitelson, from her 1996 book The Art of Fair Isle Knitting. I’m using Jamieson & Smith Shetland Spindrift in the original colors. If you […]

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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 […]

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