My current work in progress:

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


It’s Faro Easy!

In all its blocked glory:


This took approximately 600 yards of dk/light sportweight weight yarn — Lorna’s Laces Pearl, in the “Mineshaft” colorway. I used 3 100-gram skeins (220 yards each) and had 30 grams leftover from the last skein. US 7 (4.5mm) needle.


The wingspan is about 72″, and it’s about 26″ down the center back.


The pattern will be available in a couple of days. 🙂

We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Emmy Jay who has won my copy of Men’s Knits: 20 New Classics by Erika Knight. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

Am I Still Knitting Socks?



Am I Still Knitting Lace?



Lucy Sez


“This is a nice kitty blanket, Momma!”


  1. Its lovely! I am definitely going to download this! (the sweater underneath is also quite stunning!). Can’t wait til its available!
    .-= betzi´s last blog ..Tsk, Tsk, Naughty Little Blogger… =-.

  2. Hi Wendy– I’ve been following your posts for quite some time now, and love all of your knitted items! Just wondering, how are you able to knit so quickly?! I have so many projects in progress and some that I am still trying to get on needles, but need a quicker technique to get it all done! Keep up the amazing work! : )

  3. I really l like the shawl. And the colorway of your new socks! And I am SO jealous that Lucy is such a mild mannered cat. Mine decided that she wanted the foam I was blocking the Girasole… only as long as the Girasole was on it. 🙁

    And the new straight shawl is looking lovely as well. 🙂 I really wish I could knit as quickly as you!
    .-= Deinera´s last blog ..Home again =-.

  4. Knittingvt says:

    The colorway looks great in this picture. It didn’t have that depth in the previous ones. I may have to get this pattern, like the idea of a quick lace knit!!

  5. Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what you make with that cashmere, too–so far it’s beautiful.

  6. Kathy Sue says:

    Shoot. I only have one skein of LL Pearl in “Mineshaft” colorway. I splurged on it during Loopy Ewe’s Anniversary sale. Guess I will have to stick with the scarf plan for it. I will still get the “Faro-Easy”, though. I probably have something in my stash that will work if I can choose one! I, too wish that I could knit as fast as you do.

  7. motherbee says:

    Yea! I think I’ll make that for my mom for Christmas.

  8. Even more gorgeous blocked! I can’t wait for the pattern. Have some gorgeous DK and I think I have enough!! Woo-hoo!!!
    .-= Kim B´s last blog ..New Charity Project =-.

  9. My cat, Simba, loves to lay in the roving I’m trying to spin or on my sewing table on top of the fabric. She also likes to chase the sock yarn I’m knitting with, too.

    Love the shawl! I’m not a very good lace knitter – tried the Kiri shawl twice, but always end up a stitch or 2 off…..think I’ll just stick with socks.
    .-= Lisathemom´s last blog ..Alaska treats =-.

  10. Love it Wendy – the perfect yarn for this great pattern! This is just my speed for now 🙂
    .-= Bets´s last blog ..The Help =-.

  11. Methinks the Faro Easy will make excellent prayer shawls.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  12. I really like the larger scale of the lace pattern. At least Lucy waits until you’re blocking to take possession of knits; ours plunk down on my projects while I’m still knitting them.
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Summer’s Here! =-.

  13. I can’t believe how quickly you made this second faro shawl! And I really love the colorway. Nice!
    .-= Michele in Maine´s last blog ..Pink Circles Accessory Case =-.

  14. Your adoring public is glad you are prolific! (In knitting!)
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..Perking the Nest =-.

  15. I’m going to have to make that and yet I know I do not have the time. If only I could learn to knit one thing with my right hand while I knit another with my left hand. Imagine the progress I would make on my list of projects!

  16. Hi Teddy, I’ve missed you. Hope your momma brings you to Graves Mountain.

  17. It is a wonderful new shawl, and the finished size and yardage make it sound even more tempting.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Blaming the Knits =-.

  18. Beautiful Work!

  19. So, your Momma didn´t give you the pink blankie? Then we think this is yours, Lucy!!
    //Maria & Sissela

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!
    .-= Karen´s last blog .. =-.

  21. Does the kitty motif pattern come with the shawl pattern! She sure is gorgeous–and an effective spokesmeowdal.
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..On Patterns, Immediate Gratification, and Buttons: Or, Why I’m Feeling Frustrated =-.

  22. I love how shimmery and metallic the mineshaft colorway knit up. Did you do anything to enhance that feeling in the picture or does Pearl really have that much shimmer to it. It’s beautiful, and I love the silvery color in it.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog home in the kitchen =-.

  23. Lucy has good taste – the kitty blanket, I mean shawl, is gorgeous!

  24. I love not only the shawl (can’t wait for the pattern) but also the beautiful sweater underneath, which didn’t even rate a comment in your blog!

  25. You have been knitting some really nice Lucy blankets lately. These will keep her nice and cozy in the winter (while she is waiting for the heat to be turned on :^)

  26. I’ve been off the ‘net for a few days and, whoo, hey, I won the book! (and at work right now, with no access to my personal mail…)

    Faro Easy looks simple enough to be my next front-of-the-TV project, or at least the one after whatever JZ picks out after I get the book.

  27. I received your sock book and wanted to say thanks for writing it. Lovely designs. Love the Faro. I love lace – but can’t manage the really fine lace. This looks perfect for my meager lace ability. Be nice and comfy for knitting while watching old black and white movies – Wuthering Heights etc…