My current work in progress:

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



As I mentioned before, for me, knitting up a lace pattern on the fly can be a hit or miss proposition. I know what I want it to look like when it is done and blocked, but I don’t know if reality is going to match what I visualize in my fevered brain.

Here’s my shawlette pre-blocking:


It is 48″ across the top edge and 21″ down the center back.

And here it is after blocking:


(If you click on the photo you can see a larger size that shows the detail quite nicely.)

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

And I’m happy with it — it looks the way I envisioned it. ๐Ÿ™‚

The pattern will be available — eventually. You might have noticed that I’ve not written up patterns for my past few projects. I’ve got a lot of “stuff” on my plate and simply don’t have right now to release any new patterns. But I appreciate very much that so many of you ask and want to knit my stuff! In time, you can!

You may note that there was no small fluffy kitty reclining on it in either photo. Small fluffy kitty is here:


Happily snuggled up on her sheepskin!


  1. Simply gorgeous!

  2. I love it!

  3. Wow – just wow. I’ll be in line for this one – I even have 2 skeins of Baby sitting here =)

  4. It’s beautiful..
    .-= PlainJane´s last blog ..Energizer Bunny Phase =-.

  5. The shawlette is adorable!!! Love it!
    .-= Susan Mohr Krupke´s last blog ..Best Friends. =-.

  6. Amazing! Congratulations on a shawl well earned.

  7. It is stunning!!! Beautiful work!!

  8. Very pretty!

  9. Happy shawlette! Happy kitteh! Happy Wendy!
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..A wee bit of knitting. =-.

  10. CathieJones says:

    The shawlette is gorgeous; however, I would like the pattern for the small fluffy kitten, please! ;^)

  11. It’s gorgeous!
    And I have the yarn picked out already ๐Ÿ™‚
    Don’t let that rush you with the pattern though, I’ve got a ton of things to knit while I’m waiting, like maybe finishing my Order to Chaos ๐Ÿ˜‰
    .-= Rose-Marie´s last blog ..Lots of knitting =-.

  12. The shawlette is PERFECT – beautiful. I will wait eagerly for the pattern. The yarn and needles are waiting. Thanks, Wendy.

  13. Gorgeous !

  14. Must be getting cooler to Lucy though I must admit I love her on each of the shawl patterns she has adorned. I really love this new shawl. Is it bigger than you thought it would be? The design is just gorgeous and I will be looking for the pattern when it goes on sale. I need tio get me kitties a sheepskin rug. I think they would love it too.

  15. Beautiful! Looks a bit like the “Icarus” shawl.

    How do you get your points so pointy when blocking? A special cast-off? I never seem able to achieve optimal pointiness.

  16. the shawl looks gorgeous! love the color! and Lucy looks very comfy!
    .-= Sylvie´s last blog ..I can’t believe it’s been this long since I last posted!!! =-.

  17. What a pretty, cozy kitty! Yes, I am a certified (and certifiable) Crazy Cat Lady. The shawl is beautiful even without Lucy posing on it.

  18. Jean Hochard says:

    Your shaw is a winner. Love the pattern . i put it on my list TO DO. Jean

  19. What a beautiful shawl. Lucy is comfy and cosy. What more can be said?

  20. Your shawlette is perfect! And so is le chat.
    .-= pdxknitterati/MicheleLB´s last blog ..December Single Skein Club =-.

  21. Just love the shawl — and I did not think of Icarus (I don’t remember it having diamonds) and I do not knit lace (right now knit and purl is enough of a challenge). Keep up the shawl designing!

  22. Theresa in Italy says:

    Beautiful shawl! Take your time writing up the pattern—I’m still wading through the swamp of Christmas knitting—whenever you’re ready to release it, I’ll be happy to get it.

  23. Very nice. It’s a nice change of pace from all of the equally gorgeous organic shawls (leaves and flowers).
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..I’m a loser! =-.

  24. Hi Wendy,

    Your shawlette is lovely and at 60″ along the hypotenuse, almost qualifies as a full fledged shawl. Do you have extra blocking wires? If so, you could put them through the points along the swallowtail edge. It’s MUCH easier to get the points aligned that way.

    Also, I recently ready your book, “Wendy Knits” and really enjoyed it. You are so right about the constantly-thinking-about-knitting syndrome. Brava!
    .-= Geri´s last blog ..A Trip to the Library =-.

  25. It’s beautiful!
    .-= Virginia´s last blog .. =-.

  26. Wendy – it is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Great design – congratulations!

  27. Oh that’s so pretty, Wendy, but yes, I suspect it’s a far cry from the warmth of the sheepskin!!

  28. Lovely shawl! I’m a big woman, so I like my shawls a little larger than the blocked size. That design looks like it would be easy to make larger. Looking forward to the pattern release. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t have a sheepskin for my poodles, but given we’re in the midst of a cold snap, I made my little old girl a nest to snuggle in, while her daughter made her own in my laundry!