My current work in progress:

Roscalie Cardigan by Alice Starmore, knit from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift  on a US 3 needle

Finished Objects

I’ve been enjoying looking at all the FO pix of your Summer Mystery Shawlettes in the FO thread in my Ravelry discussion group. It’s fun to see the different yarns and colors you all have used.

My FO pix . . .

Here it is pre-blocking.

Here it is post-blocking.

I used Madelintosh Tosh Sock in the “Mulled Wine’ colorway for my shawlette.

And guess what? I bound off my Estonian Pi last night.

Unblocked, it measures 50 inches across.

I wet-blocked it today. Here it is pinned out on my living room floor.

It now measures 64 inches across.

Pattern coming soon!

I used Wollmeise Lacegarn in the “Fliederbusch” colorway on a 3.5mm needle. I purchased the yarn from The Loopy Ewe when they had the lace in slightly smaller skeins (a boo-boo from the mill that were sold at lower prices.) My skein, however, weighed 299 grams (I can’t remember how much it was listed as, but it was less) — a full skein of Lacegarn is 300 grams and 1740 yards. I had this much left over after knitting:

It’s probably at least 500 yards. 1740 yards divided by 300 grams is 5.8 yards per gram. Multiply 5.8 times 90 grams and you get 522 yards. Who would like my leftovers? 🙂 There’s enough for a small shawl here.

Leave a comment to this blog post telling me you’d like it by Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 4:00pm EDT and I’ll draw a winner at random from the comments.

Speaking of winners, several of you correctly identified the television show that Lucy was watching in my last blog post as “How I Met Your Mother,” the episode from the first season entitled “Nothing Good Happens After 2:00 A.M.” Although you could only see the very bottom of the tv screen, the hint was the “2 am” showing at the bottom. I sent a coupon code good for some free patterns from my Ravelry store to the first two people who posted the right answer in the comments

Lucy is not sure he is going to watch tv today. She may spend the day napping.

She was, after all, a big help in the blocking of my Estonian Pi.



  1. I love that color and would love the left overs. Both shawls have turned out beautiful.

  2. Crystal says:

    That purple is just wonderful! I haven’t yet had the chance to work with Wollmeise.. the colours always look so nice and vibrant!

  3. Nancy P says:

    Wow! Beautiful shawl and color. My husband and I just returned from a 5-day celebration of our daughter’s wedding to a wonderful young man. Their color theme was light purple and light blue. My daughter’s favorite color is purple — of a deeper variety such as offered in your giveaway. This would be a lovely yarn and color to use to knit a special post-wedding shawl for her! May just have to find the yarn myself. Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your life with all of us and another chance to win.

  4. Libba Hicks says:

    The shawl is stunning!! Gorgeous colorway! Who wouldn’t luv “leftovers” like that!!!!!

  5. You never cease to amaze me at how quickly you finish your projects! They both turned out lovely. Tell Lucy, great job on the blocking!

  6. I love the centre of your pi!

  7. Sandra Kettler says:

    Each of your shawl patterns seems to surpass the previous design!Looking forwaard to the publishing of your lace book in August.Would appreciate your left-over lace weight yarn!

    Sandra in sunny Colorado

  8. Purple is my favorite!!! And that is just beautiful! You do such amazing work!


  9. Oh let it be me…………..that’s a beautiful color!! I could sit and drool over it all evening!

  10. I’d love a chance to win your yarn. It’s a gorgeous color 🙂 I also love the shawl.

    Sarah/Scienceprincess´s last blog post ..Soup!

  11. would love to be in to win, never had the chance to make the acquaintance of Wollmeise in laceweight.
    Rachelle´s last blog post ..Circus Quirkus

  12. Would love your leftovers!

  13. Susan from Phoenix says:

    I’d love to win some Wollmeise, it is an elusive yarn. Please also check the FOs in The Knitgirllls stash dash thread. It seems that many of us have finished your awesome mystery shawlette and they prove your excellent pattern writing ability.

  14. I’d love a chance to win the wollmiese – I don’t have any in my stash yet.
    Love the mystery shawl – due to a vacation and a busy couple of work weeks – I have not been able to start it yet but I hope to soon. The pi is beautiful. Cheers Melody
    Melody Bryan´s last blog post ..MEMORIAL DAY

  15. Both shawls are stunning! yes, I would love a chance at your leftovers, please throw my name in the virtual hat!

  16. Heather Davidsmeyer says:

    I’ve had a great time knitting the mystery shawl. I still have the last chart to do…but it shouldn’t take long! I’d love to have your leftover wollemeise, fingers crossed your random number generator will pick me.

  17. Kimberly K says:

    I love using up leftovers. This looks like a perfect color for something to make for my daughter. If its purple she loves it!

  18. Love the yarn, love the shawl, loved the Summer Mystery Shawl!

  19. Lovin’ your Estonia Pi……LOVE the color! Would love to win the shawl rather than the yarn….but the yarn would be ok too!!

  20. I love that shawl………… took my breath away…………if I win the yarn does that guarantee that mine will look like yours?????????

  21. I’d love the left-over yarn!! Just finished my shawl – still needs blocking. I used Cascade Heritage Silk in a beautiful blue.

  22. I love your pi shawl, what a beautiful color. I would love the chance to win your leftover yarn, even have a project in mind for it.

  23. Stella Matthes says:

    Am a huge fan of anything purple and this yarn looks scrumptious! would love to knit one of your mini shawlette’s with this, just finished wisp and am working on North Roe shawl now, need a smaller project to start.

  24. I NEED something purple – have been doing way toooo many greens lately!

  25. What a breathtaking shawl!!!! To win the Wollmeise would be wonderful and then whatever is made with it will be forever linked to Wendy Knits and her Estonian Pi Shawl via the yarn!!!
    Thanks so much for doing this.

  26. Linda E says:

    Soo many people are dying for this yarn, including me. I have been looking and looking for such a beautiful shade of purple to make a pair of socks. Would love and appreciate the yarn so much if I am the lucky winner!

  27. monica M says:

    yummy yarn

  28. I would love Love LOVE some Wollmeise leftovers for a project…I’ve just recently gotten hooked on it and am completely in love!

  29. I would love your leftovers. I just finished the mystery shawl and would love to make another shawl with such awesome looking yarn

  30. Wow, your Pi shawl is amazing! Love it! I’ve never tried Wollmeise…thanks for the chance!

  31. limedragon :-: Harriet says:

    Both FOs are so pretty! I’m definitely putting the Estonian Pi onto my wishlist after it’s available.

    Please include me for the leftover Wollmeise Lacegarn giveaway – it’s a fabulous color and I’ll be sure to make good use of it should I be lucky enough to win. : )

  32. OMG – please throw me in the mix – and pull me out!!:):)

  33. Wow! Your Pi shawl is amazing!

  34. Wollmeise? Wow, what a great thing that would be to win!

  35. Gorgeous Pi Shawl,,,,,,,,,,you certainly rattle them out!!! Bet Lucy never has a minute to herself,,, always helping to block one shawl after the other. Let the poor girl have a rest. Spare yarn always welcome, so please include me in the draw.

    Thanks for great designs and a lovely blog.
    tricia xx

  36. MaryjoO says:

    Great shawls, both of them and of course I’d love to win the “leftovers”!

  37. I’ve always wanted to try Wollmeise — and purple is my favorite color. I hope the fates are with me!

  38. CaroleP (ohio says:

    Wow! Purple is my favorite shade, your pi shawl is beautiful! I don’t think I’m up to all that, but the KAL would look lovely in that shade, too. Haven’t started mine yet – making myself wait until I finish your Japanese Garden, which I really love, too. And, working on a couple of smaller things………………I try to stay focused. I need Lucy to help me with my yarn and sticks. Or does she just pose on the finished garment?
    Thanks for your KAL, it is my first, can’t wait to get started.

  39. patricia says:

    Count me in for the leftovers! Such a pretty color.

  40. Oohhh… I’d love the leftover yarn! I’d make another mystery shawlette with it since I enjoyed the first one so much! 🙂

  41. Wendy I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed knitting the summer mystery shawl! It was so much fun and it so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  42. btownknitter says:

    I’d love the yarn. It would mix the two things I would like to try, lace weight and Wollmeise.

  43. Carolyn says:

    I would love to try Wollmeise and that colour is gorgeous! I love your two new shawls, I’ll be keeping an eye out for the Estonian Pi pattern.

  44. catspaw says:

    Well me of course. I’d even trade for my equivalent left-overs of poison no.5 laceweight.

  45. I love that yarn! And the color is perfect! Another shawl perhaps???
    Random Generator – Please pick me.

  46. Ohhhhh, purple……..I’d love your leftovers for a small shawl!

  47. I hear that Wollmeise yarn smells wonderful. I’d like to see if what they say is true. Beautiful shawl.

  48. Purple is my favorite color. Would love to be able to use the Wollmeise in a shawl. Thanks for offering!

  49. Oh yes please.

  50. Allison says:

    Gorgeous shawl! And of course I’d love the wool!

  51. I love your shawls and the colors you chose! I have not tried lacework before but it will be something I try in the future. I have visions of making my daughter’s wedding dresses or veils. 🙂

    You do beautiful work!

  52. You have given me the shawl bug – after completing vernal equinox, Japanese Garden and summer mystery shawlette have restarted SMS in hopes of being done in one week — added 48 stitches to make a little larger with the idea of presenting my sisters with shawls to be worn at a family wedding Father’s Day weekend in FL — to help against the AC so think I have time to get one more done if the random number generator choses me ___ PLEASE. Again, thanks Wendy for the inspirations have enjoyed the process.

  53. Both shawls are beautiful. I would LOVE to have your purple lefttovers!! Thanks for this opportunity to win.

  54. Humbirdblue says:

    I’d love the leftovers! I love your patterns, they are gorgeous!
    I am silly enough to knit a pattern that calls for a chunky yarn in a lace weight tho'(everyway wrap in lace) so look out! LOL!

  55. Your Pi shawl is just beautiful! I have not seen any Wollmeise yarn, so I wonder if it’s a soft yarn?

  56. Quiltnut says:

    Both of your shawls were AWESOME! I would love to have your left over yarn….in one of my favorite colors. Sleep tight Lucy!

  57. Christine says:

    Purple is my love!!! all purples…..but this one that you are offering to win has me purring.

  58. michele says:

    stunning work, love the purple

  59. Mary T. says:

    That shade of purple is my daughter-in-law’s favorite; I’m sure she’d love a shawl made from your leftovers!

  60. Celestine says:

    WOW how generous. I love your shawl. I am still working on the mystery shawl, I am a slow knitter, but gonna get it done this summer.
    Thank you Wendy

  61. That is one beautiful Pi shawl – one of my favorite colors! I’m also enviously admiring the pics of the mystery shawl. I haven’t had time to cast on for that one yet, but I can see I need to get it to the top of the queue. I’d love to have the lace leftovers, and promise I would give them a good home. 🙂

  62. Wollmeise- what a prize! I’ve been hoping for an opportunity to try it!

  63. Mystery says:

    My absolute favorite color and what a nice small shawl it would make!!:)

  64. Never seen Wollmeise in real life – would love to win this. Thanks for the give away.

  65. I have yet to get my hands on Wollmeise lace and would love to try it. Your shawls are lovely, and thanks for being so generous with your leftovers.

  66. What a beautiful color!!! And on a terrific shawl!

  67. Wow! Both are lovely…

  68. Donna Jefferis says:

    Yes please would love that gorgeous colour. My shawlette seemed to have come out smaller than yours maybe should have used a bigger needle, I was using a 4ply merino which is similar to sock weight I think. Anyway it doesn’t matter as I am happy with my 1st try at lace knitting. Will wear it to work tomorrow, winter here so just the right thing to warm my neck.

  69. That is pretty much my favorite shade of purple EVER and I’ve never even SEEN a skein of Wollmeise in person but I’ve heard so many good things about it that of course I want to use it! I’d love to win – thank you so much for the chance!

  70. I would love to have your left overs! I’ve been wanting to knit a pair of lacy socks, probably the Laurel socks, but I don’t have any solid yarn on hand. This would be perfect! I love the shawls too!

  71. Pat Murphy says:

    It’s not just purple – that colorway just glows! Love to have some!

  72. Lauren Kowalczewski says:

    Hi Wendy,
    Both shawls are gorgeous!! The shawlette looks much better blocked…well, both do, it just look different than I imagined.
    I’d could never afford to buy a big hank of that yarn but I sure would love to win it!!
    I’m in the Red Hat Society and that would make the most beautiful shawl to wear to my events!! Oh, wishful thinking…wishful thinking!!! Crossing my fingers when I’m done typing.

    PS…Cassie & Zoe say “Hi” to Lucy

  73. Stunning shawl(s)!
    Having never knit with (or seen in person) Wollmeise, I would love the chance to try it.
    Holly´s last blog post ..Beginnings

  74. The Pi shawl is lovely! and so is your summer mystery shawlette!
    I’d love to have the leftover yarn. Purple is my favorite. Really.

  75. Your shawls both turned out beautiful! As I knew they would! Lucy is her lovely self, as well! Now if I could only get that random number generator to pick me. I wish bribery and flattery worked 😀
    Sarah O G´s last blog post ..This is so very cool

  76. Lorraine says:

    I would love to give this yarn a home 🙂 Thank you for doing this!

  77. I love your designs! The mystery shawlette was my first ever. Your Pi shawl is amazing. I have never tried any Wollmeise yarn, but have heard nothing but good things about it. I would love to be picked to win your extra.

  78. Beautiful shawls as always I would like to toss my hat into the running for the WM
    Rae´s last blog post ..I Need A Cutoff Time

  79. LaVelle says:

    Purple is my favorite color and Your Estonian Pi shawl is beautiful. I did the zimmerman Pi KAL and loved it. I had a problem when blocking it, I discovered a dropped stitch and have it pinned to a quilt. My knitting group has promised to help me fix it, I just need to take it to a group meeting. I caught the loose stitches on a dpn so they are secure but the hole is in the lace section and I dont know how to put it back together. It is all bound off and I was wet blocking it when I found the hole. I think it happened when I pulled on it to block it. I am really bummed as I want to wear it. Will give you an update when something happens with it.

  80. Elaine in NYC says:

    Both shawls are lovely! I love purple–me, please.

  81. Lovely shawls! I would be thrilled to have the leftover Wollmeise. Such a pretty color.

  82. CarolineN says:

    I’m always amaze how the blocking process change the FO’s…. of course, I’m in for left overs! Thanks for your blog!

  83. Your shawls are stunning! I cannot believe how intricate the Pi shawl is!
    Mo´s last blog post ..Slipping

  84. Wendy in Indy says:

    I’d love to give the leftovers a home here with me!

  85. I love leftovers!

    Your finished shawls are beautiful as always.

  86. I have a skein of Wollmeise Lace – now I know what I was saving it for. That Pi shawl is absolutely gorgeous.

  87. Wollmeise!!!!????? Lace!!!!!!!!!!????? I would love to knit with it. I have finished your Summer Mystery Shawlette – I just have to block it. It is beautiful! I have been wanting to do a Pi shawl for awhile. Perfect timing!

  88. That Estonian shawl is gorgeous!! How do you keep all those lace patterns straight in your head as you’re knitting?? It looks flawless.

    Me, I’m still on Chart C of the mystery shawlette and I’ve had to rip twice!! (Thank goodness for lifelines!)

  89. Wendy Peterson says:

    I do love the color of your fliederbusch left overs.

  90. These latest shawls are as beautiful as all your predecessors! I’d love to put to good use your excess shawl yarn. You’ve “had” me since I began knitting last year. I was flipping through multiple knitting books, including your Wendy Knits book, deciding what to buy. When I read your cables trial at the beginning, I had to buy it. I had many trials and redos on my first project, Sheldon the Turtle (Knitty & Knit Picks). My worst trials were the short rows for the hat and the attached cord for Sheldon (I finally gave up on & crocheted around instead).

  91. Marianne says:

    I would love an opportunity to win the LaceGran. I look forward to the Estonian Pi Shawl pattern!

  92. Sagerain says:

    beautiful color – I’d love a chance at it! thank yoU!

  93. Leftover WM?!?! I’ll take it off your hands!

  94. Both shawls are gorgeous! And who doesn’t like leftovers??? 🙂


  95. A beautiful shawl. I would love to knit with some Wollmeise.

  96. I have not yet tried the wonderfulness that is Wollmeise so I would be delighted to receive your leftover yarny goodness.

  97. I’d love your leftovers.That is such a pretty color.

  98. Janet B from Cape Cod says:

    I have about 6 rows left on my mystery shawl. Your Pi shawl is gorgeous. I would love to own some Wollmeise (who wouldn’t)!

  99. Both shawls are gorgeous but the Pi is AMAZING!

    I love the look of circle shawls after blocking, but the triangle ones are so much easier to wear…

  100. Maybe it´s me!! I never had any Wollmeise yarn at all. Your Summer Shawlette is a great pattern and I like the new “Pi” too……. :))
    ♥ Bine