My current work in progress:

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


The Stacy Shawl

I finished the Stacy Shawl yesterday. Here it is unblocked:


The pre-blocking dimensions (unstretched) are 44″ across the top and 21″ down the center back.

And here it is pinned out and blocking:


After blocking, it is 66″ across the top, and 30″ down the center back.


It’s a more-than-a-triangle shawl — extra increases on the top/front edge make a shape that stays nicely on the shoulders.

It took 2 skeins of Tempted Yarns Luxe Grrl yarn (a total of 500 yards), knit on a US size 7 (4.5mm) needle. I started this on September 29, and finished it yesterday — so it took me 5 days. I was working on other projects at the same time, so as you can see, this is a very quick knit! And fun too — nothing difficult about it. If you can work a k2tog, an ssk, and a yarnover, you can knit this shawl.

The pattern will be available soon — as part of a shawl kit from Tempted Yarns. Stacy asked me if I would do a design for her Luxe Grrl yarn — that’s the yummy cashmere blend — so she could put together shawl kits. This shawl is the result. I think this would be a great item to knit as a holiday gift — it’s a quick and fun knit so you’ll be abe to whip it up in no time.

Stacy is busily dyeing up a bunch of colorways in the Luxe Grrl yarn, so the kit will be available soon. I’ll keep you posted here on its availability, and Stacy will be posting in her Ravelry group as well.

Lucy is worn out from supervising the blocking process.



  1. …love it! Will be adding it to my queue! …and I see Lucy has returned to “shawl patrol”!
    .-= Cindy K´s last blog ..FFF 2009 =-.

  2. technikat says:

    Of course Lucy loves this one. It’s her color!

  3. Kathy Sue says:

    I like the little design at the bottom point. And the color.

  4. Now this has my name on it meaning I think I can do this, I am a bit weary about kits but I’m willing to try new things now, you dont know it Wendy, but you have helped me explore areas in knitting I never have tried. I’ll be waiting for this one, thanks……. “scratches” for Lucy’s chin , she does such a nice job ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beautiful! I’m looking forward to the pattern!!

  6. Ooh! I might have to make one for my mom for Christmas! That is gorgeous!

  7. Please do keep us informed. Shawl is beautiful and I love Tempted’s Yarn.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..CH-CH-CH-CHANGES =-.

  8. Oh, it’s gorgeous! I have so many WIPs to finish before I cast on for a shawl, but I’m looking forward to my first.
    .-= Hissy Stitch´s last blog ..Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival: at least I didn’t come home with a goat… =-.

  9. I am so excited about this shawl – it is based on my absolute favorite shaping. The edging definitely looks interesting – can’t wait to get the kit and see what that’s all about!
    .-= Kyrana´s last blog ..Large Notions Pouch – Tattoo =-.

  10. Looks like you’re going to make a lace knitter out of me. I’m doing toe up socks, so this is likely to be next. Anxiously awaiting the news that the kit with pattern is available.

  11. linda lee says:

    this is just gorgeous. i love it.

  12. Could you describe the process you go thru when designing a triangular shawl? I love all your shawls.

  13. Oh! What a well-deserved name!
    Lovely shawl inspired by luscious yarn by a beautiful dyer!

  14. What a beautiful shawl! I hope Stacy has some kits available at SWAK in October.

  15. Alexandra says:

    Wendy, I am so impressed by how fast you knit. It just took you 5 days, plus you were working on other things! Wow , that is fast knitting. I so wish I could knit that fast. Any secrets to how you get done so fast? Do you like knit night and day! I know that you talk about working so wow! do you work everyday and still get these projects done so fast? What the secret!!!

  16. This pattern really reflects your genius-nice work!
    .-= Cindy in FL´s last blog ..Tourists =-.

  17. How great to have a quick shawl kit for size 7 needles! Definitely a keeper.
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Crazy Blue Daisies Project Bag Set =-.

  18. Really love knitted lace these days and this shawl looks wonderful! Especially like the shape for staying on the shoulders!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Country Cousin Visits the Big City =-.

  19. Five days? Did you sleep? Guess I need to admit that I belong to the SKA (slow knitters of America).

  20. Genevieve says:

    Wendy, this is a lovely piece o’ work. I aspire to knit as quickly and as beautifully as do you.
    Do the patterns just appear in your conscious, or do you recieve inspiration from nature, reading or just being?

  21. This is a WONDERFUL site!! My friend and I had a knitting/supper meeting last night and then she sent me a link to this site this morning. I love it, you do beautiful work! Plus, your cat is just adorable ๐Ÿ™‚