My current work in progress:

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


Yes, it is ruffled and yes it is Kauni

And, it is pink. 🙂

As you can see, I am more than halfway done with this wrap. The marker in the middle of the piece shows the halfway mark. Here’s a close-up of the edging:

As you can see from this photo, the edge features ruffles and a little bit of fagoting. I do like the addition of the fagoting — it nicely separates the ruffle from the body of the piece. This is a narrower ruffle than the one I used on Ruffles and Ridges. The Ruffles and Ridges ruffle was more part of the shawl as a whole — this one I wanted to be a clear edging.

I’m using my favorite U.S. size 3 needle and the yarn is Kauni Effektgarn, in the EE colorway:

This was a skein marked 150 grams that weighed in pretty darn close — 149 grams. 150 grams is 660 yards, and I’ll not be using all of that. I’m betting I’ll have around 100 yards leftover. So I’m thinking about turniong around and knitting another one using Wollmeise sock yarn as soon as I complete this one. I’m betting that a 575-yard skein of Wollmeise will be just right. I must remember to take a look in the stash room at the Wollmeise Wall of Shame and pick out something that strikes my fancy.

In case you couldn’t tell, my current obsession is sideways shawls.

Lucy seems more interested in circles.


  1. why yes, you are correct that IS pink! And very pretty – of course, not nearly as pretty as Miss Lucy 🙂

  2. I am still curious what the wall of shame looks like. There is no shame in delightful color!
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  3. cydney yerushalmi says:

    How do you get a Wollmeisse wall of shame? Do you stay up until midnight when it goes on sale? I’m jealous.

  4. Gorgeous! I love the side to side shawls. I bought your pattern yesterday and have to stash dive for yarn…OR but more at MD Sheep and Wool next weekend. Are you going? What pattern is your current shawl? If an original, will it be available? Ear rubs to Lucy.
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  5. So pretty! I’m curious if you wear all the shawls you make? How do you store them?

  6. Ah, it’s the “Penny”. Now you need to do one more version to be the “Howard and Raj.” I love, love, love the short row shaping on this.

  7. I thought it was just me that the balls or skeins of wool don’t weight what they say on the label this therefore means you have to buy more to finish the item..why? or are far to many out to do this as no one complains?

  8. Pretty in Pink! Wall of Shame? You mean there’s enough of it for insulation?

  9. So pretty and I love it that you include Lucy in all of your posts. I am a cat lover and have two of my own. 🙂

  10. I like your ruffled shawls. The color of this one reminds me of pink peonies.

  11. Susan Shelly says:

    I love this new version! Will it be another pattern that you will be putting up in your Rav store? The colorway is pretty too. And Lucy is prettier;O))

  12. Great little ruffle … and looks wonderful in that colorway.
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  13. I really love the design of this shawl. I like it the best of all the ones you have designed, because of the fagoting. There is something old fashioned about this feature that I love. It is feminine without being too sweet. Will you share with us just which 3mm needles are your favourite? Thanks for all your hard work.

  14. Gail Rogers says:

    I love it! It is ruffled and it’s in pink! I really admire your talent in knitting. I’m pretty much envious of you. Can’t wait till you’re done with it!
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  15. Pretty 😀

    But hang, on a wall of shame of Wollmeise … so I’m guessing that’s not the only wall of yarny goodness … how big is your stash?!
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  16. I bet Lucy’d be happy to pose on the shawl, circle or not!

  17. I love Lucy in a circle she looks so snug.
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  18. Rae Gommel says:

    I know this is soooooo off topic but Wendy have you been to Knitty today? If I like the reference in know you will!!!

  19. I do love to explore my self in creating beautiful thing, this one is absolutely perfect… Love it!
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  20. The faggoting is very elegant. I like this one best of all the ruffled pieces so far and I may just happen to have some Wollemeise in my own stash that needs a pattern.

  21. Nice kind of ruffled stuff .. I love the pink color, its really perfectly beautiful… I am excited to see your sideways shawls. Thank you for sharing with us..
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  22. I love the shawl and the color. Is this going to be a pattern? I hope so.

  23. This ruffled is absolutely beautiful, very interesting creativity that chill me to do it the same….
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