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.

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:

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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 […]

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