My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.


Here is the state of my Wingspan Scarf as of this morning, spread out as much as possible on my desk at work:

I am on the 16th triangle and am thinking about how many more triangles I can make. I have this much of the skein left:

Before I started the 16th triangle, I weighed the skein. It weighs 29 grams. This yarn comes in a 150-gram skein, so the first 15 triangles took 121 grams of yarn, or just over 8 grams each.

After completing the triangles, I need to work 4 rows along the long edge and then bind off. That long edge will be over 200 stitches, because each triangle contributes 13 stitches to the edge.

A variable — I did not weigh my skein before I started knitting. It may have weighed slightly more or less than 150 grams.

So what I think I will do is work a total of 17 triangles then work the long edge.

I did purchase a second skein of Zauberball Starke 6 in this colorway, but I think I’ll be very happy with the length of the scarf worked with one skein.

Would anyone like my second skein to knit their own Wingspan? 🙂

To be entered in a random drawing to win one skein of Zauberball Starke 6 in colorway #2081 (a lovely mix of olive green and black), leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday February 28, 2012, noon Eastern time.  I’ll choose a recipient at random from the comments left (you must leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win).

Speaking of Giveaways

The winner of the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl is Shannon N., who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!

Vote for Your Favorite Needles!

Signature Needle Arts, my hands-down favorite knitting needles made the finals for the Knitting Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of Favorite Needle Brand. Want to cast your vote for your faves? You can do so here! You can vote daily for your favorite (Signature Needle Arts) through March 21, so hop on over and vote (for Signature Needle Arts). Not that I’m biaised or anything.

The link to all the voting categories for the Knitting Reader’s Choice Awards is here.

Lucy Sez

My momma forgot to post my picture in Tuesday’s blog entry! She has been really busy at work and it’s made her forgetful. Or maybe her problem is old age. 😉


  1. Lucy’s back!

  2. Please enter me in the contest! 🙂

  3. I didn’t like the project pic on Ravelry, but I’m inspired and very much like yours. Would love the extra skein.

  4. Oh, my! I do love that green, and have been admiring Wingspan of late, and yours in particular, Wendy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Green and black; my favorite combination! Perfect for a Wingspan…..

  6. Such an interesting pattern! I love scarves that are different from the usual boring loooong rectangle 🙂

  7. How wonderful! I love your wingspan and am considering knitting one!
    Walden121´s last blog post ..Lemniscate – Finished

  8. Beautiful colour. Thank you for the giveaway

  9. Such lovely greens–makes me think of all the fresh spring leaves. Thanks for the chance.

  10. kathleen in wisconsin says:

    wouldn’t that pretty green loook nice on an irish girl like me….and hello, Lucy, we were wondering if you where you were hiding…..

  11. cecilia david says:

    That is really beautiful yarn. cd

  12. Margaret Griffin says:

    I love wingspan and the yarn.

  13. I love this brand of yarn and I’d love to have a ball of that lovely green!
    Myriam´s last blog post ..Signs of spring … and a BSJ

  14. im just lori says:

    Your wingspan is pretty. If I win, we could be twins or something…

  15. It’s beautiful!

  16. The pattern and yarn are both very pretty. I ran out and spent the last of the Christmas money on Zauberball after your last posting – but not on this lovely green. Please enter my name for a chance to knit with this skein.

  17. The yarn is beautiful and I would love to knit something wonderful with it. Thank you for your description of how to to SSK! It is so much easier and looks wonderful.

  18. So I went right on line and downloaded the pattern for Wingspan – so many patterns, so little time, how will I ever do it all? Lovely green by the way.

  19. Your scarf is beautiful. Zauberball is very nice. I have a skein in pinks that I’ve been saving for the right sock pattern.
    Thanks, Wendy,

  20. Nice scarf! It’s just my mum’s color.

  21. Since I’ve used only Zauberball Crazy I’d love to try the Starke 6. Thanks for your generosity
    Wingspan looks like an interesting project. I’ve not completed complex shawls so this would be great to try.
    Signatures are by far my fav. I have three so far and saving for my next purchase and YES, I did vote for Sigs.
    Gerry´s last blog post ..Blogger’s A-Changin’

  22. Hullo lovely green yarn <3

  23. Love that colorway! Your scarf is looking beautiful! I have never knit Zauberball.
    Yarn.devil´s last blog post ..527-And still… something to show.. oh my!

  24. Barb Hicks says:

    Love your scarf and would love to win that yarn.

  25. Ooh, that would be fun.

  26. Your Wingspan looks wonderful. That green is terrific. Hmmmm, Lucy got even with you for forgetting her picture last time, didn’t she?
    Angeluna´s last blog post ..9/11 Remembrance and an Odd Momento

  27. Would love to have a skein of this yarn and what a lovely colorway.

  28. Chin scritches for Lucy and a drawing entry for me, please!

    Your wingspan is far-reaching.


  29. The scarf is lovely — I’d love to be able to knit one of my very own…

  30. You must knit like the wind! You’ve gotten so much done.
    I lovve this pattern & I love that yarn!

  31. Janet B from Cape Cod says:

    I love the scarf and adore the yarn. My colors!

  32. Your Wingspan scarf is lovely! I would love to make one like it, so please enter me in the giveaway!

    And thanks for the picture of Lucy – we missed her on the last post.

  33. Wingspan is on my list of things to make, plus I love those colors! The combination just may spring Wingspan to the top of the list!

  34. paula henderson says:

    Beautiful scarf & I love the colorway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  35. Now that is a beautiful color!

  36. Must knit Wingspan.
    SueV´s last blog post ..Frustrating

  37. I love Zauberball, and the Wingspan scarf is great! Have already downloaded the pattern, my signature needles are warmed up and ready to go…just waiting & hoping to win this ball of yarn. Thank you so much for your generousity.

  38. Jean Ashley says:

    I’ve been resisting buying this yarn for some time, but it’s been hard. I’d LOVE to win this! The scarf is really lovely, by the way.

  39. Great colorway, lots of projects for it if I win.

  40. What a great colorway.

  41. I have never used this yarn but green is my favorite color and I am in love with the Wingspan pattern.

  42. As I already have Wingspan in my favorites, I would love to win. It’s such a lovely color way.

  43. Stephanie Mizelle says:

    I love that color way, and I already have the pattern queued. I’ve never won a giveaway, but there’s a first time for everything!

  44. Laceyknitz says:

    Love the green!! Please count me in!

  45. I don’t think I can knit it as fast as you have but I’d like to try!

  46. Thanks for the reminder on the Knitting Readers’ Choice Awards. Gotta vote!

  47. Pinkshawlgirl says:

    Isn’t it fun to knit the Wingspan? And yours is so pretty, too. Glad to see Lucy today, too.

  48. Yes, Lucy, I noticed your picture was missing from Tuesday’s blog post but I’m glad to see you are back to normal! I quickly printed out the two shawl patterns and found a yarn in my stash to make the Infinitude Scarf (it is almost finished) but when I went shopping for something for the Wingspan in the woefully lacking town in I live in today-NOTHING!!! I almost flipped when I saw the chance to make a Wingspan like yours! Please Mr Random Generator–show me some love!!!

  49. I am on my third Infinitude or some variant thereof, love that pattern! I would love to try wingspan in that colorway, thanks for offering the skein!

  50. Count me in. I need some yarn for my summer knitting projects.

  51. That is going to be a beautiful scarf, I love the greens!

  52. Love the pattern, love the yarn and LOVE the color! Would love to win.

  53. I would LOVE to make the Wingspan with the lucious green – black yarn!!!

  54. Why sure, I love green!

  55. Lexie Condit says:

    Love the Scarf!! Can’t wait to see the finished product! And i would love to have the Zauberball!!

  56. I would love to win the yarn – it’s my very favorite color!

  57. I love this green colorway and can’t wait to see the shawl finished!

  58. Green isr my favorite color pick me !!!!!!!

  59. Thanks for another chance to win something fabulous! I can feel little wings beginning to sprout in an appropriate spring color.

  60. Isn’t Lucy old enough to post her own pictures now? I think she is. Also, that scarf is really coming along well, and this is from someone who doesn’t wear scarves.
    GL Blumenshine´s last blog post ..Mind Blowing

  61. I love the way the scarf is knitting up—–and I’ve never knit with zauerball!!! Would love the chance!!!
    stephanie´s last blog post ..Yarnalong and WIP Wednesday….

  62. Love the color

  63. Really pretty, I looked at the pattern on Rav and was intrigued by the swing knitting version, but that may be too much for me.
    Chris´s last blog post ..Quilt color using everyday things

  64. Suzie Picciano says:

    Oh Wendy, green is my very favorite color! Guess it’s my green eyes.

    PS: just started a wingspan of my own with some lovely homespun my cousin made me for Christmas. A big gift from her. She usually makes big bulky yarns, so for her to spin me some lightweight stuff was an act of pure love.

  65. I have never knit with zauberball before and that colorway is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway!

  66. Always wanted to try Zauberball–though I keep wanting to say Zaurball.

    E. Engman´s last blog post ..SNOW DAY YARN DYEING

  67. I was looking at this pattern and this color last week for a project – please pick me!! Thank you for your generosity in all your giveaways – your adoring fans appreciate it!

  68. I was quite surprised to see no Lucy photo on your last entry. Nice to know she is back to her regular modeling job now.

    Ooh, I’d love the yarn.

  69. The wingspan scarf is so beautiful; I’d love to make it! Lucy must have been perturbed about being left out of the last post to say something like that – her momma isn ‘t old at all!

  70. Such an enabler, you are! I now have the pattern in my library. How sweet it would be to have your matching yarn.

  71. I have the Wingspan scarf on my list of things to knit, and the yarn is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. Wingspanning looks great; the Zauberball looks fantastic in this pattern. Thank you for offering up your second skein. You are incredibly generous!

    I ran into trouble, once, when I forgot to weigh my yarn before starting. The weight differed quite a bit from the weight printed on the ball band. Hope you don’t run into the same problem.
    Linda´s last blog post ..Thursday Thoughts – Comfort Collection Update

  73. Never mind the yarn, I just want that kitty. Well I’d take the yarn too of course…ciao
    Rositta´s last blog post ..One Out Of Two Done

  74. Ohhh the Zauberball Starke 6 is luscious! Thanks for the opportunity

  75. Such a great color.

  76. Wingspan looks great! Would love the change to make my own.

  77. I’m glad Lucy is back, I missed her on the last blogpost.

  78. Your “Wingspan” looks wonderful! Thank you for giving away your second skein 🙂
    Lorraine´s last blog post ..I’m Hooked!

  79. Your Wingspan is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!! You betcha I would love to make one just like yours; who wouldn’t?! Count me in!

  80. Sheila Swingle says:

    I have been eyeing this pattern, but this settles it! I love the color of yours! I have to make this!!

  81. Such a lovely color!

  82. Sandra Kerr says:

    I’d love to win yarn. And I love the color green!

  83. I love the Wingspan and I love the color of the Zauerball yarn. Please pick me. And I am glad to see what Lucy is up to.

  84. Love the wingspan scarf and love the Zauerball yarn. Glad to see a picture of Lucy too. Missed her.

  85. This pattern caught my eye earlier this week. I friend of mine is making it in a different color in the same yarn you are using. I had thought to make mine in a blue color way, but Green would be wonderful if I am the lucky person who receives your gift.

  86. What an amazing colour!

  87. Gosh, didn’t realise it was so easy to comment!!!!

  88. Midnite Baker says:

    Love your scarf. Yes, I’d love a chance to win that yarn, too.

  89. Pretty yarn!

  90. Your giveaways are always so popular and generous. Your blog is always interesting. Thank you for being you.
    Jeanie´s last blog post ..Reflections

  91. I’d love to try some Zauerball.

  92. I love the green and black! count me in for the contest!

  93. That green is beautiful, Wendy. We have good taste! 🙂
    Debbie M´s last blog post ..TAST Week 8

  94. The colorway is gorgeous and so is the pattern. Another pattern to add to my favorites on ravalry. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

  95. philhellene says:

    Yes please! The colors are perfect!

  96. I’d love to win the yarn. I’ve just finished a Wingspan as a present for my mother and it’s a real wrench to send it voff for her birthday. Having one just for me on the needles would ease the pain of separation!

  97. I love that yarn! Would love a chance to win it.

  98. Wingspan is now in my queue – all I need is the yarn 😉

  99. Loren Gaffin says:

    The green Zauberball yarn is my fav colour and I’m looking at the Wingspan pattern. Hope to win this yarn!!

  100. Blanche says says:

    I’d love to win that beautiful yarn. Wingspan is in my queue!