My current work in progress:

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


Zuni Completed

I finished my Zuni Shawl yesterday morning. Here it is:

I steamed this rather than blocking it out. I did two extra repeats on each side of the center and have ended up with a shawl that has a 56″ wingspan and measures 21″ down the center back.

This time I remembered to weigh my skein before I started knitting, so was able to use as much of my yarn as possible. Here’s what I had left:

I had 18 grams of my 160-gram skein of Aade Lõng Artistic 8/2 left over. I knit this piece on a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle. It’s an easy knit — you need only know how to knit, purl, bind off, and cast on stitches at the end of a row (via a cable cast-on, for example). Oh, and you have to be able to count. 😉

The pattern, available here, is very well-written and easy to follow. It is completely written out (no charts — none are really needed).

I’d say an adventuresome beginner could knit this without difficulty.

After finished Zuni, I started knitting a two-color design, but simply was not feeling the love. I didn’t like the way it was turning out when I knit it as written, so I ripped back and tried several variations before deciding it was not to be.

So I started knitting something else. Here’s the start of it:

Can you guess what this is?

Meanwhile, Lucy is considering making a leap.


  1. Hmmm….
    Zuni is beautiful!!
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  2. Wendy, your Zuni came out so beautiful! I love the effect of the color changing yarn and I really like the larger size that you created. So glad you enjoyed the knit and thanks! 🙂

  3. The Zuni is lovely!

    The new knitting looks like a garter ruffle shawl I’ve seen a couple places, at least what I see so far. 🙂

  4. ohhh Lucy on the move! We don’t get those sort of shots much! <3

  5. Gorgeous! And the start of your new knit looks quite a bit like that start of the Lintilla I just finished 🙂
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  6. I’ve just recently started reading your blog and i have to say I do enjoy. I feel I connect with your projects. Thanks for writing.

  7. Hmmm. I would guess another Wingspan, based on the short rows, but the edge is curved rather than pointed.

    Love how the Zuni turned out.

  8. It looks so good! I really like the colorway you used. Jump Lucy!!! It’s fun to be up high and to look down and see everythingl

  9. Oh, I really like the extra width you obtained with the two extra pattern repeats; makes for a more substantial shawl.

    I like the versatility of a steamer, especially for non-lace projects. Steaming can result in such a lovely drape.

    I am clueless as to what you are knitting with the green yarn. Something for St. Patrick’s Day?
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  10. Did Lucy make it?
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  11. LOL! I can just see Lucy’s wheels turning!

  12. Cheziannhe says:

    The color you used issuch so nice to the eyes…Who made this? I bet she has a great talent…I hope I can make my own too…
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  13. Zuni turned out very nice! Thank you for sharing! I am sure it will be quite comfy on a cold winters night! The green knit is a mystery to me but will be great for St. Paddy’s Day! I am contemplating what shawl to make for my Mom after my sock projects are done……. thank you so much for a great blog!

  14. This is really perfect for cold nights and in winter…I hope I can make my own like this too…
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  15. Nannette says:

    I’m guessing Lintilla. It’s similar to Zuni and if that’s the mood you’re in it will be perfect! I am making it now and am loving every stitch.

  16. Love your Zuni. I’m guessing Lintilla on the new shawl.
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  17. Thanks so much for always including shots of Lucy, who today, at first glance, really looks like an alpaca or a llama! (minus the fluffy tail, of course)

  18. Your Zuni is beautiful – wear it in the best of health! Would you kindly explain how steam blocking works? Since my accident I have four shawls awaiting blocking but unable to crawl on the floor stretching and pinning. Any insight would be appreciated!

  19. Beautiful Zuni. It looks like you are starting a Lintilla. I made one in worsted and have plans to make another in fingering.

  20. It looks an awful lot like Lintilla.

  21. KathyM in SE VA says:

    De,finitely looks like the Linilla; finished that scarf not too long ago. Great commuter scarf!

  22. Ronifelle says:

    Your zuni here beautiful…I agree that it looks like a Lintilla…But still, this is awesome!
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  23. That definitely looks like a Lintilla. I started one several months ago with two skeins of sock yarn, got into the home stretch, and somehow did something strange that I can’t really fix. To be honest, I put it on hold for so long that I kind of forgot what (and thus how) I was tinking. I think I’m just going to start over and then put myself on a very strict deadline.

  24. Midnite Baker says:

    Your Zuni is gorgeous, as is the yarn you used. So, now, you can make several mices for Lucy cat. Of course, stuffed with catnip! Mine is only turned on to the fresh garden stuff. Finally, got rid of the snow in the garden & now, she is outside investigating the garden for
    her spring high! 🙂 But, lo & behold, it is too early. Sorry, Sparky.

  25. GeniaKnitz says:


  26. Oooo lovely, gorgeous colour, I’ve just been on ravelry to add to my favourites 😉

  27. lovely movement of color thru the zuni!!

  28. Jennifer Hammond says:

    Your Zuni looks great. From its pattern and how the colors are combined, it’s perfect. Can’t wait for you to finish your next project. How I wish I can make one for myself. 🙂
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  29. Jo morgan says:

    Is it an asymmetrical shawl for the wearin’ o’ the green?

  30. Natalie Doyle-Hennin says:

    Beautiful, Wendy. Love what you named it.

  31. Your Zuni is beautiful. Love the curl in your new project. Have fun!

  32. Well I agree that this looks really informative and I want to make my own too…
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  33. Lucy looks very svelte in this picture. I love her.

  34. Your Zuni is lovely. I am captivated by its color combination. I admire your talent! And did Lucy foray in taking a leap? 🙂
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