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. Jill Sibray says:

    That is the prettiest green I have seen all day! And we had sunshine here in Portland so there has been a lot of green 🙂

  2. tirzahrene says:

    That yarn is lovely! please include me in the drawing.

  3. I queued this pattern immediately and have been thinking Zauberball is the right yarn. Please enter me in the drawing! Thank you!

  4. please enter my name too.

  5. This colorway looks awesome! I’ve never had any zauberball and have been lusting for some. Hope whoever wins finds something fabulous to make with it 🙂

  6. Kristen Machowski says:

    Thats a lovely color way. Can’t wait to see it all finished. please count me it and good luck to everyone.

  7. Love the color—just might have to knit one of these.

  8. green is my favorite-and that scarf is Beautiful!!

  9. love your blog, love your Wingspan, love the Zauberball (my favorite color – green!), and it goes without saying that I’d love to win your “extra” yarn.

    happy Friday, Wendy!!

  10. Your Wingspan scarf is beautiful! I’d love the chance to make one. It doesn’t look too hard to make. I know how to knit, but I still feel unsure of myself yet.
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  11. Green is my favourite colour!

  12. i’m diggin the scarf and the yarn…yeehaw!

  13. Whether I win it or not, that’s one beautiful ball of yarn!

  14. That yarn was made for me. 🙂

  15. I made a baktus scarf out of Zauberball. Would love to win a ball of Zauberball.

  16. Green is my daughters favorite color and she is a new knitter! So I guess if I win I have to pass the yarn on to her.
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..February Free-Motion Quilting Challenge

  17. Your Wingspan is beautiful. I love the green. Thanks for the chance at winning the second ball of yarn.

  18. I love your scarf and would love to take your leavings. Maybe you can send some knitting mojo with it?

  19. Oh I really love that Zauberball.

  20. Pretty yarn and amazing scarf! Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Who would turn down an offer for free yarn? 😛 Also, green is my favorite color <3

  22. I am anxious to see the scarf all done and stretched out. Looks lovely. I’d love to win the yarn to give it a try.

  23. I’d love to knit it!

  24. Your scarf is beautiful! I would love to knit one up like that!

  25. Sarah Taylor says:

    Ooo I would love to do one of those in green. My mother spotted that pattern and mentioned that maybe I should knit her one but she couldn’t decide on the color. This way I could decide for her!

  26. Wingspan looks great! Count me in. I would love to try the Zauberball 6,

  27. Andrea in Tn says:

    beautiful yarn– just lovely Andrea

  28. Wingspan is gorgeous. I can’t imagine using only a single color yarn to knit it, it seems to love the color changes.

  29. You have great taste in yarn. I’d love to win the extra ball. That scarf is a great pattern for the yarn. Thanks.

  30. I love that yarn and color. What a great project. Please put my name in for the drawing.

  31. I love zauberballs!

  32. ooohhh, pretty! That color makes me happy 🙂

  33. I love the pattern, and would have fun with the gorgeous yarn!

  34. Of course I’d like to copy you! Please pick me . . .

  35. Beautiful colorway of Zauberball! This is perfect yarn for a Wingspan 🙂

  36. Luck hasn’t been my fortay this week…but I would love a skein of yarn. I’m making shawls and think that would work up lovely…so random number generator….please throw my lucky number in 🙂

  37. I’ve never tried the Z yarn but I’ve never met a green yarn I didn’t like! Thanks, Wendy!

    Cute scarf too!
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  38. Never had zauberball before. Would love some :)!!

  39. I have been oogling this beautiful scarf for days and have been there may be a KAL starting for it on Ravelry. This is a cute pattern and the yarn you used is very pretty.

  40. Oooooo, me, me! I’m still a Zauberball virgin 😉

  41. I printed out Wingspan about a week ago and have been trying to figure out what to knit it out of. I love your choice of color and would love to win your extra skein. Thanks for the chance.

  42. I have had my eye on the Wingspan and have never knit with Zauberball. Your shawl is looking beautiful.

  43. I’ve never gotten to knit with Zauberball. I’d love to win yours!
    Emily´s last blog post ..And the winner is…

  44. Sharon Rawls says:

    wow! that is pretty!!! going to have to check out this pattern even if I don’t get your skein!

  45. Beautiful wingspan and yarn. And Lucy.

  46. Oh me me me! Green is my second favorite color (after blue). Your wingspan is pretty! Thanks for the link to the voting-I was sad to see that your blog was not in the list of knitting websites or blogs to vote on. It should have been included.
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  47. Zauberball in green. What’s not to love?

  48. Ooooooooo! I love it! That reminds me, I need to get back to knitting. 🙂
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  49. The minute I saw this scarf/shawl on your blog, I immediately went to Ravelry to download it. I can’t wait to cast this on after I finish a couple of other things first. I would love to be entered in your drawing. How generous! Thanks for the chance.

  50. really love the colorway! cant wait to see the end result!

  51. I’d love to knit a wingspan!

  52. I think the Wingspan looks best in a long variable color. Yours looks lovely.

  53. JD Collins says:

    That yarn is gorgeous and I’d love it for my future wingsspan

  54. good luck with the shawl it looks a lovely pattern and will be nice when finished, the yarn is lovely too – what a great colour!
    Happy knitting, Sue x

  55. That yarn is great for that pattern.

  56. Melanie PL says:

    I love this pattern and the yarn you are doing it in. Looks great and would love to win!

  57. Oh, like like all your work, that’s beautiful. Wendy do you remember pony pearls? I still use mine and would them to knit this!

  58. Beautiful Scarf! I have written it down on my list of projects to knit soon. I think my sister would love to have one just like yours.

  59. Love this yarn! Would love to have some!

  60. I’m lusting after that extra skein. Pick me RNG! Love the wingspan pattern- I need(want) to knit one at least

  61. I would love a chance to win the yarn. That is an Interesting scarf. It looks fun to knit. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  62. I love knitting scarves – it’s a great color.

  63. I can’t wait to see that blocked out!
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  64. dixiestitcher says:

    ooh your Wingspan is gorgeous!! Would love to win your extra skein!!

  65. Love the scarf, love the color, love the yarn!

  66. Diane Rizzo says:

    Love that yarn. I fav’ed the pattern on Rav!

  67. I’ve got a Wingspan on the needles now! Would love to do another.

  68. Gorgeous scarf! I’d love a chance to win the extra Zauberball.

  69. Your Wingspan is looking great. I’m glad I learned about that pattern through your blog. I’ve got it queued now in Ravelry.

  70. Green is my favorite color.

  71. suncatcher says:

    I was just going through the wingspan Ravelry pages, admiring the beautiful colorways and loving this unique pattern. What a treat it would be to win that beautiful yarn you are offering. ~fingers crossed 🙂 Thanks for the chance.

  72. Would absolutely love the extra yarn…and the scarf is awesome!!!

  73. T Schladensky says:

    Love your blog, and that scarf is gorgeous.

  74. Wow… That colorway is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  75. I have eyeballed that pattern before but I think it’s turning out just beautifully in the yarn you are using. AND I have never worked with that yarn before!

  76. Cathy Chesnut says:

    Green would be nice to work with to offset the white of the wind driven snow here in Upstate NY.

  77. love the colors in the yarn!!. Would be fun to knit this pattern

  78. Lisa in Toronto says:

    Thanks for sharing the yarn – excellent colours! The pattern looks very interesting.

  79. AlliCat236 says:

    I’d love that Zauerball! It’s totally my color. 🙂 Nice job on the Wingspan!

  80. I’d love to be in your drawing — my LYS doesn’t sell this yarn, so I wasn’t able to run right out and buy a skein when I saw your first posting about this pattern. But, if I don’t win, it is on my “must find” list as all of the ones in Ravelry out of Zauberball were the prettiest (especially the greens!).

  81. I’d love to win this! Those are my best friend’s favorite colors, so I could make it for her. Thanks!

  82. I think Zauberball is cool and I love the way your scarf is looking. I joined the Ravelry Wingspan KAL and only got 7 triangles with the yarn I had. Its a nice little scarf.

  83. Love the scarf and love the yarn. Hope i am the lucky one chosen for the giveaway.

  84. Wingspan is next on my list so I hope I’m the lucky one.

  85. 364 people! That’s my hometown! Pick me and everyone in town will know!

  86. Lynda Veltkamp says:

    I would love the chance to win that beautiful skein of Zauberball. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  87. Very pretty pattern!

  88. I’d love a chance at a new skein of yarn. That colourway reminds me of to our precious Kitty who we had to put to sleep this week. It’s so good to see Lucy looking healthy and well.

  89. What a lovely offer! Count me in, please – and I’ve just downloaded the pattern from Ravelry, just in case LOL. Best wishes!

  90. Leslie Schroeder says:

    I have a Wingspan started, but would love to do another in that colorway!

  91. Your give-a-ways are so much fun. I’m sure that eventually my name will pop up:)
    I’ll keep trying… I enjoy your posts!

  92. Oh it is so lovely!

  93. Marie McKee says:

    Zauberball is one of my very favorites. Please count me in. I’d love to do something in those greens!

  94. beautiful scarf wendy!

  95. The green is so spring-y! Thanks for a chance to win.

  96. I would love to make Wingspan, and help you out with your problem ball…even if you end up using some of it to finish your project.

  97. Wingspan is on the list as the next project. Now that skein of green, just my colors.
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  98. love that colorway — would love to have it

  99. Love the Wingspan. I am a confessed scarf-a-holic. Also, just received via loan from a friend your socks from the toe-up book and hope to cast on a pair today but haven’t decided which ones yet. Can’t wait!
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  100. I’ve never heard of that yarn before, so would enjoy trying something new. It looks so beautiful knit up.