My current work in progress:

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


Shetland Triangle

Before blocking:

Quite textured before blocking — it looks like a rocky terrain.

Blocking eases everything out!

The pattern calls for 8 repeats for the body of the shawl. I did 12. You can see it is a good sized, lounging on the couch:

A close-up:

And on my mannequin:

Knit from handspun merino wool from Zarzuela’s Fibers. The colorway is called “DC Sunrise” and I had 660 yards, and used every bit of it.

Happy Labor Day!


  1. Beautiful.

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  2. Lovely! As are all your lace projects. It’s especially pleasing that the semi-solid made those random darker stripes. And the orange became paler and more interesting after blocking, with the yarn spread out more.

    CatBookMoms last blog post..In the Knitting News

  3. very stunning

  4. This turned out just gorgeous… I haven’t been able to find the pattern on Evelyn’s website – is it from a book or magazine?

  5. It came out just lovely Wendy! I’m all aflutter to think I had some small part in it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautiful. Hope the rest of your Labor Day is good.

  7. It’s beautiful!

    Earlier this summer you mentioned that you were having more back problems that limited your knitting. You still seem to have an amazing output. Have your problems resolved or is there something different about lace knitting (of shawls) that makes it easier for you to do than sock knitting?

  8. Just gorgeous Wendy! I especially love the photo from a distance that shows slight colour gradation … just like a real sunrise. I’ve ordered some of Jessica’s fiber to make my own. Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wow – absolutely stunning – I just love it!

    Sheri at The Loopy Ewes last blog post..Ya Gotta Love It

  10. Gorgeous! Love the way the colors blend together. I’m not an orange person either, but who can not love your shawl.

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  11. It’s beautiful. I’m always amazed at how much difference there is after blocking.

  12. Lovely!

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  13. The shades of yellow and orange in the yarn are beautiful! Gorgeous shawl, Wendy!

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  14. It looks like a veritable sunburst! Lovely, Wendy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Absolutely stunning! The yarn is beautiful and using every inch of it was a great idea. Enjoy! P.S. Love your “paws-on” assistant.

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  16. The shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way the colour changes. I also really like the basket in the top picture and Lucy makes such a stunning statement on the shawl. Hope you enjoyed your day off!!!

  17. Lucy makes an excellent model ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Beautiful shawl! The color shading is wonderful. Enjoy!

  19. Exquisite!

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  20. Another success. It’s really pretty.

  21. Gorgeous!

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  22. I love the look of the darker V shapes in the shawl — it’s like magic, the way the darker portions of the yarn arranged themselves!

  23. Hi Wendy,

    I have a new product I would like to send you a sample of for your sock knitting. If you want to share your mailing address with me I will get one in the mail this week to you. You can send it to my personal email. I have several choices however none are cats yet – still trying to find those. I have some shown on my blog which announces my Etsy shop if you want to have a look. I especially like the Halloween ones: Mummy, Frankie, Drac or Witchy. Let me know.
    Cheers, Donna Walstrom

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  24. Wow – the shawl is just BEAUTIFUL!

  25. That’s beautiful. Like someone else said, the darker orange along the fringy part is just perfect!

  26. It looks beautiful–I even saw the yarn in person at Jessica’s house, and thought IT was beautiful.

    Of course, considering your last post, I can’t help but think of mac-and-cheese when I look at it, even though the shawl itself really looks nothing like it!

  27. Wendy,

    This shawl is absolutely gorgous. I love orange.


  28. Absolutely gorgeous !

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  29. I never thought I would say this, but…

    I love your orange shawl!! Seriously, the colors are beautiful, and will brighten up a dreary winter DC day! Congrats!

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  30. I love how the colors move from yellow to orange and back again. Great combination of yarn and pattern. ~ksp

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  31. I love your shawl and the color is beautiful.

  32. Just gorgeous! such a lovely color.

  33. utterly gorgeous Miss Wendy!! Stunning.

  34. Absolutely beautiful shawl! I always enjoy seeing the latest sock you are knitting and have most of your patterns for socks, but the latest shawl is tempting me to try one. Just not sure the best way to go about it? you do wonderful work. Oh, and your cat is the cutest!

  35. Beautiful! Some day I shall try lace. After I conquer socks. In the meantime, I can enjoy looking at your excellent creations.

    I hope the DC weather cooperated for a fine holiday.

  36. How beautiful. Like a tropic sunrise. It will be a very happy looking shawl when it gets all gray and wintry outside

  37. It’s beautiful! I usually don’t care for orange, but that’s a lovely shade. Another wonderful shawl.

  38. What they ^^^ said (well, not the part about sending you free samples of stuff . . . unless you want some extra dust bunnies?)

  39. Oh, so pretty! I love how the subtle play of color in the yarn enhances the lace. =-)

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  40. The prettiest shawl ever!

  41. It’s gorgeous.

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  42. Wow, that is one of the lovliest shawls I’ve ever seen! Fantastic! Lucy does a nice job of “modeling” too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ luv.m.

  43. NewJerseyLaura says:

    Gorgeous! Labor of love.

  44. Absolutely stunning play of the yarn’s colors in this pattern!

    Wendy, that’s a real beauty you made there. Seriously? I think if I saw you wearing it around somewhere (assuming I wouldn’t recognize you in real life and also assuming we didn’t live half a country apart)? I WOULD TOTALLY PET YOU. There’d more than likely be some drool action too.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid to visit Pismo Beach, Ca while wearing that baby. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Such a beauty!

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  45. That is lovely!!!!!!!!!!!! The yarn worked up perfectly in that pattern. Stunning!

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  46. Whimper. Sniffle. Major jealousy attack going on here. THAT is stunning.

    I guess I’d better try to get some of that fiber from Miss Z.

    Enabler. No nanners for you.

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  47. Beautiful! I have 660 yards of souvenir wool from last summer’s vacation in Wyoming, and I just decided yesterday that it should be a shawl. Now I know which one ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Gorgeous, and quick, too! The variegation is subtle and perfect.

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  49. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !

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  50. dang grrlfriend – that is one beau-ti-mous shawl!

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  51. Absolutely lovely!

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  52. Your shawl is lovely. Each one I see gets me more excited to begin the small KAL I will participate in with some friends. Your details may have helped me to decide on the yarn I will use for one of mine. If it is possible, would you share the dimensions of the blocked shawl? My husband prefers the appearance of the unblocked Shetland Triangle. He loves the texture. It was the same when I knit the Leaf Shawl from Evelyn Clark’s Knitting Lace Triangles. He was disappointed that I did not take a picture of it before blocking.

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  53. God, that is freeking beautiful! This is my favorite out of all you have knit.

  54. The shawl came out stunning and Zarzuela’s spinning/color is divine. What a perfect match between the 2.

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  55. That is so beautiful. I’m not a shawl person, when it comes to wearing them, but I do love to knit them. And that is a really pretty orange!

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  56. It looks like a sunrise, so beautiful!

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  57. Oh, that’s *beautiful*! I have yet to actually block a shawl (since, before now, they’ve all been done in cotton or silk of rather heavy weight, and gravity seems to do the trick just fine), but I’m going to have to soon. I’ll keep visiting your Finished Shawls to remind me that it’s *not* scary and everything does turn out looking quite lovely!

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  58. Do you have any advice for keeping the center back yarn overs from wandering. I put in a stitch marker but the darn thing ducks under the yarn overs and six rows later I see my center holes have taken a jog to the left by one stitch. All kinds of frustrating!

    Beckys last blog post..It’s done!

  59. Dr. Jackie says:

    Spectacular! As always….

  60. It is beautiful! The color variation is fantastic! A wonderful Fall look, too! Thanks for inspiring me!

  61. Simply stunning!! You do gorgeous work.
    I love Lucy…

  62. Absolutely beautiful, Wendy. As always!

    I’ve never worn a shawl, but I’m definitely enjoying knitting them, and yours are always inspiring.

    I know you’ve knit beaded purses before. Do you ever consider adding beads to any of your shawls? Or, are you all beaded out? I know it adds a degree of difficulty just keeping up with them!

  63. Wow, that turned out so beautiful! And it looks sorta cool all bumpy like that!

  64. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    Your shawl is just gorgeous! Of course, I notice that your Quality Inspector is examining your work! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lieutenant Lucy takes her job very seriously indeed. Too cute!

  65. Wow. I love the shading of your shawl. I love wearing shawls and this one will beautiful on you. Great work!

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  66. Gorgeous! Jessica did such a good job with the yarn and you did a magnificent knitting job!

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  67. I just love the way blocking transforms a piece of knitwear. Well done you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Lovely colour progression – it suits the relatively simple pattern very well.

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  69. Wow. Just….. Wow.

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  70. That is stunning! I envy your consummate lace brain (in a good way).

  71. WOW!!! From start to wearable in 7 days!!! I can’t even imagine knitting a shawl that fast!