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.

Lynsey, Completed

I finished this on Friday! This is Lynsey, a pattern from Jamieson & Smith, knit from Elsawool Cormo fingering weight lambswool. Next up, a far more complex fair isle. Stay tuned!

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One Down, One to Go

Sleeves, that is. I’m knitting exactly as directed with one exception: the sleeve decreases. You start with 160-something stitches and decrease down to 70 before starting the cuff. I decreased down to 96, then worked straight for the remainder of the “body” of the sleeve — about 4″. Then I decreased down to 72 stitches […]

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Lambswool, Baby!

For my next trick . . . This design is called Linsey, a pattern I purchased from Jamieson & Smith Shetland Woolbrokers. (That link to takes you to a page for a kit to knit this design, currently out of stock. You can purchase the single pattern via Ravely.) It calls for 4 undyed shades […]

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I’ve dropped off the face of the earth for a bit due to ongoing mysterious health issues (not coronavirus-related). Still not back to what passes for normal, but I did manage to finish my Pitch cardigan, although my photography skills are not too great for this one. But you get the idea.

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And perhaps some answers. About my Summit pullover: “the collar seems to be 2×2, was it worked on larger needles?” The 2×2 rib for the collar was worked on 4 different needle sizes: I started with the same size used for the ribbing and then went up a size every 3″, per the pattern instructions. […]

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