My current work in progress:

Summit by Sloane Rosenthal, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in shade 254 Canopy.


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. 17 triangles sounds perfect. Love those prime numbers. Oh yes, and a skein of yarn would be most wonderful.

  2. I’m knitting a wingspan for my MIL in some stash. Having looked at other’s projects, the Zauberball is amazing with this pattern–and I adore green! Thanks!

  3. That color is really pretty, and I’ve been wanting to try that pattern for a while now.

  4. Jackie Wilson says:

    Very very lovely, like everything yo do.

  5. I have been looking at this scarf and thinking about doing it. It is just so intriguing. Thanks for doing it and showing it!

  6. consider me entered!! the scarf is just gorgeous!

  7. Trish Bullock says:

    I would love the Zauberball in the Stark color. Please enter me in the drawing.

  8. How generous of you to share such a lovely ball of yarn!

  9. I’ve been eyeing the wingspan pattern for a while now and would love to make one!

  10. Sarah Stevens says:

    I’ve been seeing several of these on various blogs. I am quite intrigued! I would love to be counted in your give-away contest. Very beautiful!!

  11. Ooh, I love those colors and the scarf is beautiful.

  12. It looks lovely Wendy! I can’t wait to see it finished. Poor Lucy!!!

  13. I liker the color actually…Thanks!
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  14. I would love the Zauberball. The color is beautiful.

  15. I love the color! Please enter me in the drawing.

  16. love you love the yarn !!!

  17. As I saw how beautiful your scarf was turning out I wondered where I could find that exact yarn and colour to knit one for my daughter-in-law. Now I know. I have to win it!

  18. Sure, I’d like a chance.
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  19. I love that color & that pattern! Would love to win it!

  20. green and black – no better colour combo for me! And Wingspan is on top of my pile of patterns to knit – it would be karma!
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  21. I would love to have your extra ball of yarn to make this shawl.

  22. Green is great! What an interesting construction to this scarf–something my sister would probably admire. Thanks for offering!
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  23. I love the colours in your yarn. Wingspan looks like such a fun project. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. Love the color! Sign me up 🙂

  25. I’ve never used that yarn before, would love to win it!

  26. Becknitter says:

    I would love to win this colorway and do a Wingspan…just for ME! Thanks for the opportunity, Wendy.

  27. Count me in, the wingspan is on my to-knit list!

  28. I love the colors!!!!

  29. I’ve been thinking about the wingspan since I saw the first post, what great incentive to do one.

  30. Kathie Mayo says:

    The yarn is absolutely lovely…my new favorite shade of green. Would love to create my own Wingspan with it!

  31. I love the color.

  32. Green is my favorite color!

  33. I’ve been intrigued by Wingspan since I first saw the pattern.

    Lucy, Mom should have posted TWO pictures of you to make up for the missing day!


  34. I wondered if Lucy would notice that her picture wasn’t on the last blog entry. Poor girl. Hope she’s not too offended.

  35. Love the color and the pattern.

  36. Oh! That is my daughters favorite color way! I would knit the scarf for her!

  37. What a beautiful scarf, I’ve downloaded the pattern already just looking for the yarn.

  38. Wingspan is lookin’ good 🙂
    count me in for the giveaway..thanks!

  39. Free yarn? Heck, yeah. Count me in!

  40. Love the Wingspan. I immediately followed the link and purchased the pattern. I would love to win the yarn to make one. Thanks.

  41. I can’t resist adding my name to the yarn give away.

  42. Love the color and the pattern – no harm in trying!

  43. your wingspan is gorgeous and i’d love to knit one just like it!

  44. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Oh me, me, me, please. I love that color way in that wonderful pattern (which I have already downloaded). Glad to see Lucy again at the bottom of your post. She always is a treat to see.

  45. After reading your previous post re Wingspan, I promptly went to Ravelry and downloaded it – cause as we all know, I have no other projects in the wings and all my projects on needles are finished, washed and blocked – at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  46. I’ve been wanting to knit a Wingspan in shades of green for a while now – thanks for the generous give-away!

    BTW, I love the drapey-ness of your cowl! It looks so soft & warm & squishy!

  47. I love the way that the colourway and patterning works with the construction of that pattern. I’ve already downloaded it – but only have solid shaded yarn in my stash – and I don’t think the effect will be as good (I have a rule that every year from January I will only knit from my stash until my birthday – mid March is still tooooooooo way far off!!!!!!!

  48. one skein of Zauberball …oh yyes, that woould be nice :o)

  49. I would love the lovely green ball to try to make such an interesting scarf.

  50. Susan Shelly says:

    Beautiful Wingspan! I would love a shot at the other skein;O))

  51. What a beautiful yarn! I love the scarf you are making with it.

  52. That scarf is turning out beautiful. That pattern does keep calling to me. That yarn just might be the motivation I need.
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  53. I love the colour! I’ve been looking at the wingspan wonder if that might be a future project and with such a nice colour I’m sure it would definitely be a future knit!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  54. What a pretty scarf and a pretty colorway!

  55. Oh YES I’d love to take that yarn off of your hands!! *S*
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  56. the color is beautiful, I would love to win.

  57. Beautiful yarn! I would love to win!! Thanks Wendy!

  58. That yarn looks wonderful. I have the pattern but have never used that brand of yarn.

  59. Margaret Peck says:

    That is a great color and would make a great yarn to knit with for a Christmas present for my sister.

  60. Nice colorway. Have you considered calculating the number of stitches in each triangle and working from that?

  61. I had seen that pattern in Ravelry and went stash diving, finding nothing (sob!) with a long color change that would be suitable. I sure would love to knit it in olive – which happens to be one of my better colors.

    I had noticed that Lucy was absent from your previous post — thanks for reinstating her to her proper place 🙂

  62. Kathy Rodgers says:

    Love that Zauerball, and that Wingspan. KathyR

  63. I love the Zauerball color changes, one of these days I’m actually going to own some!

  64. Love the Zauberball and especially that colorway. I have the Wingspan pattern and can hardly wait to get started on one or two or three.

  65. Kristina Peters says:

    My stash always has room for just one more ball of yarn! Love the pattern.

  66. Wingspan look so cool in that yarn! I have definitely added it to my queue!

  67. Your Wingspan Scarf is georgeous! I would LOVE to win a skein of this yarn. Green is my fav color so it is PERFECT!

  68. I spent time the other day browsing The Loopy Ewe to make my own after I saw your blog post. So I’d love to the chance to win that very pretty skein!

  69. Michelle Bingnear says:

    I’m in! The colors are my favorites, and I’d love to try the scarf!

  70. What a lovely colorway! I am impressed with how beautifully Wingspan shows off this yarn.

    I have a ball of black and berry Zauberball (#2082) that I recently bought with socks in mind. It may need to be repurposed to a Wingspan. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  71. Joyce Larkins says:

    Love your Wingspan and it has inspired me to try the pattern, also. I would love to continue the great work with YOUR SKEIN of Zauberball! Please enter me in the giveaway.

  72. Heather Green says:

    That scarf is very lovely. 🙂

  73. Beautiful yarn!
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  74. Thanks for offering the pretty skein.

  75. Count me in for the olive green!

  76. Please enter me! That Zauberball color is so organic looking. Like a Macaw’s wingspan!

  77. Wendy, you are so kind. I’ve be wondering what I wanted to get to back my own wingspan. Since I’m just loving your this would be fun. Though whomever wins will be thrilled.

  78. Why yes, yes I would like to knit a wingspan scarf in that lovely green. 🙂
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  79. I’d love to win your yarn and knit Wingspan for myself!

  80. I love me some green yarn.

  81. Count me in!

  82. Green, just in time for St. Paddy’s day, eh?

  83. Jean Gilmore says:

    Wingspan is looking good! Please put my name in the hat for your leftover yarn.

  84. Wendy, your problem could not possibly be old age! I don’t think that Lucy knows what she’s saying. Love that colorway and the chance to win it. Thanks!

  85. You are making me want to knit that…. I have a relative who would LOVE that colorway, but I am sure there is something in my stash that would work too.

  86. Peggy aka PickleSoup on Rav says:

    That is gorgeous yarn! Your scarf is turning out beautiful. I’d love the chance to make one! Thanks!

  87. Love this pattern, I’ve already made one! Love the colorway you’ve chosen as well…would definitely love to make another one of these!

  88. Your Wingspan is looking wonderful!

  89. lovely scarf! lovely opportunity to win! Thanks for askin’

  90. I like the green too!

  91. Dana Attwood says:

    Need me some yarn… love the color! Thanks for the opportunity…

  92. Wow it looks great, love the colour you have chosen, I have been looking at the variations of the same shawl on ravelry, absolutely amazing! Please include me in the draw, I love zauberball.
    Lisa 🙂

  93. I’ve been wanting to try this one for awhile! Love the colors as well!

  94. I would love to knit Wingspan in that colorway!

  95. I was very tempted yesterday at Stitches West marketplace by the Zauberball Starke 6. Now you’ve got me thinking again!

  96. I love that colorway and that scarf!!!! I would love to win o’random generator of numbers!!!! Hi Lucy!
    Sarah O G´s last blog post ..This is so very cool.

  97. Oh, yes please! I have already downladed the pattern and I absolutely LOVE that color!
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  98. Karen Roman says:

    That’s beautiful. I’d love to win the extra skein, and make one just like it! 🙂

  99. Oh! That’s lovely! My queue gets all messed up whenever you post another gorgeous WIP!

  100. I love that yarn! Such a pretty color of green.