My current work in progress:

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


Lintilla Completed

I have completed my Lintilla and here it is.

I knit this from one 140-gram skein of Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 in the “EK” colorway on a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle.

I did a total of 40 ruffles: 21 as I knit the body pattern and 19 for the edging pattern. It measures about 54″ along the straight edge

You can get a pretty good idea of how this shawl is constructed because of the shading of the Kauni yarn.

Because the ruffles are knit differently, they look different along the two edges. The ones knit as part of the body have the plain rows in-between knit 1 for each body row. The ones knit for the edging pattern have the plain rows in-between attached to the body every other row, so that part, of course, looks “rufflier.” Because I am a fan of symmetry, this mildly annoys me.

I attempted to take a pre-blocking photo to show how ruffly it is along one side, but Lucy had other ideas.

She fits nicely into the curve of it, doesn’t she?

I steam-blocked the heck out of the piece in an attempt to smooth out the over-rufflyness of the edging. That worked a bit. Here it is on Gwendolyn:

Anyway, there you have it. Looking at the projects on Ravelry, it appears that this does not bother anyone else, or if it does, they kept it to themselves.

It is an appropriately green project to have completed on St. Patrick’s Day.

Basil was looking appropriate for the day as well.

Lucy was busy mountain-climbing this weekend.

And I was busy documenting her activities.


  1. Your hair is getting long! It looks good.

  2. nice scarf, Wendy! didn’t you mean a 140 GRAM ball of Kauni? just curious … ;o)

  3. Yup – 140 grams — I’ve edited to reflect that

  4. I’m not much of a ruffle person but love how the pattern shows off the Kauni. Did Basil get to be in St. Pat day parade?

  5. I love Lucy’s adventures so much! She is such a great kitty girl.

  6. so pretty!!. Love the color gradients

  7. Gorgeous knitting and kitty! Love all the shawls you have been finishing lately!
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  8. LOL! That ruffle thing would bug the h-e-double hockey sticks out of me!

  9. The hair’s getting nice and long!

  10. Wendy, it is beautiful! I really like the shading of the colors and the ruffle. Lucy compliments it nicely. I’ll have to try to get a pic of my Samson on top of the cabinets.

  11. I’m not surprised that it’s handsome! It looks like a sea lettuce, actually.

  12. I’m not a too ruffly person. A little and when you started Lintilla I went to the project pages and they all looked rufflier than yours…. now I understand. If I do knit this, I’m going to figure out how to make the second part of the ruffle more symmetric.

  13. BE-U-T-Ful multicolor Lintilla! Simply gorgeous especially on Gwen.

  14. I loooove Lintilla I’ve decided I want one:)
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  15. I bet this Lintilla would be a fun knit! It turned out so nice Wendy! I enjoy the adventures of Lucy too haha!

  16. So glad that you did this one before I did…those ruffles would make be crazy as well. My Brown-Seal would climb everything, sometimes carrying balls of yarn to unwind while i slept. Finally learned to lock it up at night.
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  17. Everything is better with a kitty!

    Your Lintilla is lovely.

  18. Susan Shelly says:

    The ruffles look just fine! Also – love Lucy laying on it and it’s fun to see her climbing adventures;O))

  19. I saw a Lintilla at Madrona, and really liked the way it looked. But now that I know about the asymmetric ruffle, that would really bug me…Look at all the knitting time you’ve just saved me!

    Lintilla looks great on Lucy!
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  20. Just my opinion, but I think Lintilla looks pretty cool. You did a great steaming job; I can barely tell the difference in the ruffling (well, at least from the tiny photos on my screen).

    So, who documented you documenting Lucy? Do we need to add a credit for the photographer’s photographer?

    Hope you had fun wearing Lintilla on St. Patrick’s Day!
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  21. Wendy, Lintilla looks great!! I love it in the green!! But I’m totally blown away by your hair!! I sure love henna!! My hair seems to be so much healthier!! Thanks to you!! : )

  22. That is just stunning!
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  23. it’s a beautiful scarf but i think the ruffles being different would bother me, too.
    do you keep everything you knit? or do you give everything away?
    lucy is lovely on that shelf.

  24. Have never felted before, but would love to try. It’s one of those things I keep saying I need to do…

  25. What a beautiful green shawlette!

    Lucy had quite a busy weekend didn’t she?
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  26. I know about the asymmetric ruffle, that would really bug me…Look at all the knitting time you’ve just saved me!Thanks for a great idea..
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  27. I’m loving your long hair. The lst picture I saw it was barely shoulder length. Does your hair grow fast? Love your Lintilla as well. The yarn seemed rather prickly to me. Does it soften up with steaming? Thaks.

  28. While the scarf is a thing of absolute beauty, I think it is at its best with Miss Lucy. You are amazing!!!!

  29. LP Starr says:

    This book of Nicki’s is full of interesting and creative ideas. I would love to add it to my library. I love your latest series of color gradient shawl projects.

  30. Gorgeous Lintilla. I recently finished Hitchhiker, and was delighted to see Lintilla was part of the series.

  31. Lynne S. says:

    Lintilla is very chic. The color gradients are spectacular. (I can picture it on something close-fitting and black, or cream coloured – on a monochramatic outfit. Just me. Also, I think the asymmetry of the ruffles would have bothered me too, initially, but the more I think about it, the more I think it gives it a certain originality, distinction, whatever…) Lucy is truly lovable, isn’t she?

  32. thanks for the inspiration
    ruffles and all
    I must have this yarn !!!!!!!
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  33. HI Wendy!

    Holy Smokes! I read the whole blog.Can you believe that it has been nearly 10 years? 9 years ago I learned how to knit.

    I think I could answer all of your reader questions for you at this point. Seams help sweaters hold up, no need to sew steeks with shetland wool, dale steeks are sewn, start with google, swatch and see, because I wanted to.

    Will your next book be Wendy Knits Sweaters: Like a Bad Ass? It would be very fitting because your colorwork sweaters are breathtaking, and I know my next sweater will be a Bohus. I sincerely wish you will be able to wear the wool ones again, or you need to retire in Alaska ; p

    If you won’t show your stash room, will you at least show your WM wall of shame? There is no shame in showing off all of the gorgeous colors. I am currently in the midst of a giant Wollmeise bender. It is way quicker to list the projects I have made in the last 9 months that were NOT WM.

    Happy Spring!

    I can safely add you to my RSS feed now. I don’t know why I have to be OCD about reading blogs from the start, but it was certainly fun to read yours.

    Molly : )
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  34. I love the monochromatic color of green.. and the! You are terrific! Hand up to you! Your talent in knitting is amazing!
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  35. Your Lintilla is FABULOUS 🙂

  36. Your Lintilla is beautiful and you’re the only one who would notice the ruffles issue. But it would bug me too.

  37. Lovely!!!

  38. Your hair is so long! You are so lucky. I always wanted long hair but I have shoulder length, at the most, curly hair.
    Yes, it is funny how cats know how to wedge themselves into knit projects. Your shawl is pretty.