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


Winging It

I finished Wingspan on Friday. Here it is in all its glory:

Cat included for scale.

To recap, I used one 150-gram skein (437 yards) of Zauberball Starke 6 in colorway #2081 which is a lovely mix of olive green and black. Knit with a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle, I got a gauge of 5.25 st/inch in garter stitch.

I did a total of 17 triangles, and after knitting the few rows along the long straight edge and binding off as directed, this is how much yarn I had leftover:

Since I figured that each triangle took a bit over 8 grams each, I made the right choice by stopping at 17 triangles. I do so love a happy ending!

This scarf measures approximately 70″ along the long edge, a nice big size, I think. I did not wet block it, but steamed it vigorously to “plump up” the garter stitch and it worked just fine.

Lucy’s Toy

Miss Lucy has lots of toys, of course. Here she is with her current favorite:

A paper towel.


  1. That turned out great, I love the Zauberball colorways. You always manage to amaze me with all the knitting you do!

  2. Lovely 🙂 And aren’t cats funny? My brother’s cat has some great toys, but he prefers shopping bags or boxes!
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  3. Has Lucy tried out a balled up reply card (the kind that come in magazines and make it impossible to turn the pages properly)? My furry friends love them.
    The scarf is wonderful!

  4. That is truly a work of art!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. You have a RED scale!! I am jealous. BTW, cool scarf! And pretty kitty!

  7. I must need my eyes checked, I thought you said, “Cat included for SALE” and I wondered why in the world you would be selling Lucy! The scarf is beautiful!

  8. I love how you say Lucy is included for scale, as if there was a choice in the matter. I also cannot take any pictures of knitting with out a cat “for scale”
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  9. Love your scarf. I’d never heard of Zauberball Starke 6.
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  10. How perfectly lovely! It’s a very good color for Lucy. 😉

  11. That turned out lovely. I am anxious to knit this pattern but just can’t decide on a yarn.

  12. But you must model it for us, too! Turned out beautiful!

  13. Love how your Wingspan turned out. You can see mine on Rav – nhoran’s Wingspan. This is an addictive pattern, hoping to win your leftover Zauberball, so I can start another one 😀

  14. Love the scarf! Looked it up on ravelry and there are lots of beautiful projects. Thanks for the idea. I see a Wingspan in my future!

  15. kathleen in wisconsin says:

    I have sibling rescue cats. Their current favorite toy is a lonnggg piece of packing paper, that my new Ott light was packed in. 😉 Love the shawl
    Great colorway..

  16. thanks for sharing the yardage and size of your scarf. I’m saving a bright Crazy Zauberball to use for this scarf so the numbers are very helpful.

  17. Pretty scarf I’ve been wanting to knit this but with what?? Thanks for the info on yardage that is helpful. 🙂

  18. Sherry Anderson says:

    I love it! I’ve got to find something in my stash to do this! Thanks for the tips on how many triangles!!!!! You are so awesome!

  19. It turned out beautifully! I’m working on the first section of the pattern now myself. Using Lorna’s Laces sport in Mt Creek w/ a size 7 needle. It’s giving me a nice drape. 🙂

  20. Wendy it is beautiful!!! LOL Mine has a purple monkey he carries around.

  21. Beautiful! My cat has a crumpled up foil ball that she swats around. Cat’s are hilarious!

  22. I need to do more waiting around to finish my hitch hiker (my ‘purse knitting’) so I start a wingspan; you’re so inspiring! My cat Sabrina’s favorite toy? The bottom step. It must be punished. Thankfully it is not portable.

  23. Your Wingspan is beautiful. I’m putting that pattern on my “must knit”.

    Yes, you must model it for us!

  24. Ahh! The scarf turned out beautiful! It is neat how each triangle seems to have been knit with a complete colourway! I was hoping to see it worn with the 17 triangles ….. Lucy is one of those low maintenance kinda gals! 🙂

  25. Sandy officer says:

    I the “olden days” , my cat used to love the celephane from cigarette packs. She loved the crinkle!

  26. Susan Shelly says:

    Love the Wingspan and Lucy’s new toy, as well – LOL! One of my kitties loves to take my daughter’s hair accessories!

  27. I hope I can make this my own…Anyway, thanks a lot for the shared post here…
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  28. Maybe that paper is Lucy doing her taxes…

  29. Wingspan looks like it would lay nicely around the neck and have a nice drape in front. I would be great to see it on Gwen in a few possible poses…or yourself, perhaps? Love the color blend!

  30. After reading your prior post I grabbed some stash sock yarn and started this on Friday night. I only have about 3 triangles done and won’t be able to finish because I don’t have enough on the skein. I just might add a different stash and go for whimsy! Thanks for the fun weekend knitting.

  31. Love the color blending in your Wingspan!

  32. Really nice scarf, I’ve got some Amazing I might try on this. My cats love paper balls.

  33. The scarf is really awesome! I want to try this too…Thanks a lot!
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  34. beautiful yarn makes a beautiful scarf, no matter the pattern. the wingspan is a unique shape! would love to see you model it! ^)^ linda

  35. Wingspan looks fantastic, love the yarn, its definitely going on to my to purchase list !

    Thanks for sharing.

  36. That is just striking.

  37. isabella057 says:

    How’d you do that? It’s cool! The design is great and you amazed me with your skills in knitting. I want to learn that too!
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  38. I love green and I love that pattern! Whether or not I get chosen for your yarn, this will be on my list to make.

  39. Wow, 70″ of wonderful! Just so you know, today my blouse has light olive green, and my trousers are black — this scarf would so match! Amazing how easily amused the kittehs are; TomTom tries to bite the laser dot all the time.
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  40. great color and pattern. thanks for sharing. waves to lucy

  41. All those shades of green are gorgeous! My black cat would have walked around on anything wool, not to mention “acquired” it for nap time, even if the item was still damp.

  42. I have been toying with the idea of making a green scarf, and also stalking the Wingspan pattern. You could make it happen for me Wendy.

  43. You inspired me to start one this weekend! Fun knit!

  44. Love your Wingspan in the Zauberball. I had not really focused on this pattern until I saw your completed scarf. It is now going on my “To Do List” whether I win the yarn or not.

  45. That’s terrific. I love Lucy’s toy selection. Saru-chan really likes milk rings. There are so many under foot that I took a few of them away and finally trashed them this weekend. I’m sure she didn’t miss them at all because there are still 4 or 5 in her favorite play spaces.
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  46. What a cool scarf! Lucy is adorable as usual.
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  47. I love zauberball and the 28th is my birthday, so please enter me in the drawing. My black cat Boris just had his head in the ziplock bag containing the KP Andean Silk I am using to knit a Honey Cowl. I think he was inhaling yarn fumes but it made it very difficult for me to pull out the yarn so I had to politely, but firmly, suggest he find something else to play with. In other words, I pulled him out of the bag and distracted him with a sheet of newspaper that he could burrow in instead. What is it with cats and paper? (and yarn? and ham?)

  48. Spectacular!! Now you need to take a pic of you modeling the scarf!

    Hugs to Lucy!

  49. I’ve made dozens of top-down socks, but am determined to master the toe-up version so that I can make the best use of the yarn I have available for each pair. My first attemp is your diagonal lace socks from my box of your patterns. I’ve always worked from written instructions, so the chart is a bit mysterious to me. The rows are numbered 1,3,5, etc., and I’m wondering what the reason is for that? Is there something I’m supposed to know about what to do on alternate rows? Thanks for any enlightenment!

  50. I really like the green scarf you have here…You are very creative!Thanks for the ideas shared…
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  51. OMG, I love the movement in this scarf. It is so reminescent of leaves in the summer… some with the sun glinting off their surface and some in shadow. It is breathtaking and a great reminder of warm days to come.

  52. That is so awesome!
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  53. I think Gwendolyn should model this for us.