My current work in progress:

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


The Seaside Shawlette

The pattern for the Seaside Shawlette is now available for sale on Ravelry, here.

This shawlette can be knit from one 100-gram skein of sock yarn and when blocked measures approximately 56โ€ across the top (wingspan) and 25โ€ down the center back.

This pattern is perfect for a beginner knitter who wants to knit lace. The pattern is written in great detail and spells out everything you need to know. The lace is charted in 4 relatively simple charts that are easy to follow.

It is knit from fingering rather than laceweight yarn, which is much easier for a lace newbie to execute. The stitches used are knit and purl, and a few simple lace techniques โ€“ yarnover, knit 2 together, and ssk, and sl1 k2tog, psso (which are explained in the pattern).

And now I’m working on another shawlette, this one yet to be named.

The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the “Oak B” colorway, on a U.S. size 6 needle.

Lucy is working on her nap technique.


  1. BEEautiful!

    Thanks for providing the pic of the start of the next-I wondered how this is done, and see by the circ’s it’s on 2 circs?

    I’d love to take on a challenge like this!

  2. It’s hard to tell that’s even a cat! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Mo´s last blog ..Lace Blocking Virgin =-.

  3. Loving this shawl!! Great pattern!

  4. Beautiful! I ran right over to Rav and bought the pattern. I think it’s third or fourth in line . . . so much knitting, so little time!!
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival =-.

  5. The pic of the new shawlette looks like a giant leaf. very pretty.

  6. Love the shawl! It’s gorgeous. After I knit the Argus, I may go for this one.

    Anyway, I give Lucy’s technique a 9.5. I’m not sure she’s quite at 10 yet. Give her a few more training sessions and I think she’ll be there…
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..I am an FO machine! =-.

  7. I studied the colour on Loopy Ewe and had figure out Oak A or B . That means my monitor must be pretty close to the correct. I just loved that colour. AH!! Lucy is a cutie as always. All my kitties have been paracticing their sleep habits since it is pretty chilly here.

  8. My mum was admiring a lace shawl in a gift shop a few weeks ago and I knew then I should make her one for her birthday (May). This one looks gorgeous and I’m sure she’d love it … and for a 100gram ball it looks great.

  9. I love the Oak B color. There is always a magical transformation when you block
    your shawlettes; right now, this looks sort of like a trilobite! (smile here). I am looking forward to the metamorphosis. Lucy is adorable.

  10. Lucy’s very good at it! I just friended you on Ravelry, btw.

  11. That is a very lovely shawl. Would it be difficult to make it a little bigger (say 60-65″ across the top)?

  12. I love to see kittehs standing on their heads when they nap…
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..Talking cat. =-.

  13. Great, I’ve been looking for a starter shawl, I’ll check out the Seaside shawlette. The new shawl looks like a banana leaf to me. I’m curious what it will look like all stretched out.

  14. I am soooo tempted to try your shawlette even though I have never succeeded with lace.

    As a beginning spinner, I wondered if you still spin?
    .-= Shirley´s last blog ..Handspun No. 3 =-.

  15. Your new one looks like a leaf. Then I read that the colorway was oak leaf!
    .-= Sewbeads´s last blog ..Groundhog Day 2010 =-.

  16. Your shawlette is beautiful. Lucy’s technique is perfect!
    .-= SockPixie´s last blog ..Progress on the American Girl Doll Sweater =-.

  17. Oooh, the Seaside Shawlette really turned out lovely! I love the texture of the new shawlette that you are working on. I’m very curious to see how it turns out!
    .-= Mandi´s last blog ..Completed Sweater, Planning Next Projects =-.

  18. Ah Lucy, your napping technique looks perfect. Will you offer lessons soon? I need a nap refresher course!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..some mornings =-.

  19. Oh my gosh! The Seaside Shawlette is gorgeous!!!!
    I will have to check it out on Rav.
    I am going to a big yarn sale at 6:00 am on Saturday (40% off everything!).
    This might be something to get some yarn for!
    .-= itsJUSTme-wendy´s last blog ..No news is good news??? =-.