My current work in progress:

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


Lots of Knitters

As I write this post, 1180 of you have purchased the pattern for the Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl KAL! Wow! This is very exciting, and I think we are going to have a lot of fun.

I’ve already knit the shawl, of course, but I am planning to knit it again with the KAL. It crossed my mind to knit it in Kauni Effektgarn, so last week I went in to the stash room to pick a colorway. I actually ended up selecting a skein of Aade Lõng Artistic 8/2 which is pretty much identical to Kauni. I chose a blue colorway (there’s no color name or number on the label) and wound it up into a ball:

This is a pretty large skein, so I am going to size up the shawl a bit. The pattern will contain instructions for doing so for anyone else who wants to make a bigger shawl.

Because we still have a fair amount of time before we actually start knitting the Mystery Shawl, I thought it would be fun to have a couple of contests/giveaways. Some of you have been posting photos of the yarn you are thinking of using for the KAL. I have a thread in my Ravelry group devoted to yarn for the KAL. If you have already posted a photo there, you are entered in this week’s contest. The rest of you, please feel free to post photos of yarn you are thinking about using or have decided upon. I’ll go through every day and pick a couple of you at random to receive a free WendyKnits pattern. I’ll pm the winners in Ravelry and ask you to chose a pattern from my Ravelry store.

This contest will run through Saturday, June 9. I’ll announce another contest next Sunday.

Meanwhile, in current knitting . . .

Here is my Camp Loopy project, Gyllis:

It took a little over three skeins on Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Worsted in the Niall colorway.

And here is what I’ve been working on this weekend:

My sideways shawl knit from Tempted Yarns Luxe Grrl yarn.

I’m a bit more than halfway done.

Wendy & Lucy

This week’s installment:

Lucy sez:

“Thank you for the pretty new kitty blanket, Momma!”


  1. Amazing kal you going to have! You “new kitty blanket” is beautiful. I love the red sideways knit shawl. The color is perfect!
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  2. Awesome sales on the pattern!! I am excited about the Kal! I have to finish my Tiffany Triangle shawl before I can swatch or start! LOL (I only have one needle that size!!)
    Your Camp shawl is beautiful! Gotta love Lucy! LOL Liking how your current shawl is coming out too!
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  3. Boursin says:

    Augh. I should not have looked at the carrying bags. Unfortunately, many were sold out so NOW I have to decide on some yarn to use for this project, THEN find some fabric to go with it and sew a bag of my own.

  4. Sharon Moon says:

    And when will our Lucy the knitting cat calendar be ready with cartoons 🙂

  5. Looks great!
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  6. Susan Shelly says:

    How exciting to have so many joining the KAL! I posted a picture of my yarn today not even knowing about the contest – yay! That will be fun too! I love your yarn choice for the KAL – anything blue is beautiful in my book;O)) Lucy looks wonderful on the blue shawl too!

  7. Yes, am intrigued by the red sideway shawl.
    Wendy, your patterns are a joy to knit so it’s no wonder 1100+ of us want it.
    Wound two different yarns this evening. I sure don’t want to have to choose.
    Do ya think I should do two???? LOL
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  8. I can’t wait to get started on the KAL. I just love your designs. I am very intrigued by the red shawl you are knitting now. Any plans to have the pattern published when you are done?

  9. Wow, that’s an amazing number of knitters! I’ve got too much on my needles as it is but I feel sorely tempted to join in just for the heck of it :-).
    Wish you all lots of knitting fun!

  10. Looks great . I just love your designs.It ‘s so interesting. thanks for sharing this,.
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  11. My first thought on the “new kitty blanket” was,”AAAUgh!” But us kitty mommies know that we’re not completly dressed without the cat hair……my big sis used to make Mom gag by telling her about the dish of cat hair kept by the front door, so Sis could be sure she was completely dressed. (Mom was not a big fan of teh kitties.) I have a lovely yarn for the KAL, just have to get it together to purchase the pattern!
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  12. Lucy wants parsley garnish! hahah! She definitely has some french in her! 😀
    Just took a pic of my yarn for the yarn thread! Thank you!!
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  13. Wendy I love the knitting, but am truly taken with the cat. Is that a Rag Doll??
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  14. Your Gyllis is lovely! (And also Lucy, of course)
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  15. I really like the pattern of the blue shawl of course it helps that it is blue too. The red one is lovely too. I really wish I could join your KAL but my arm won’t let me. I am hoping to be able to do something in the future.

  16. Very interesting post. I really love it. Thanks for sharing and providing this knowledge to all of us. I really love it!can’t wait for your next post!
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  17. Just purchased the pattern, but I may be the last to join and finish, I have company coming to spend the summer — with small children!

    I am LOVING that red sideways shawl.. hoping that will be released as a pattern soon!

  18. Sharon Mon says:

    RE: Mystery shawl
    Can you give some insight as to how many beads the pattern might need so we can order.
    (guessing the number of nupps might be equal to needed beads??) Looking at size 6 for the fingering weight yarn. Newbie beader.

  19. You really love to knit. I already see a lot of your creations. I am so amaze of your patience in making this one. I want to knit also so I will buy some of your pattern.
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