My current work in progress:

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


Find the Rainbow

After my last blog post, a couple of European readers wondered where to find the rainbow yarn I am using. I know of a couple of sources in Europe.

One is the first place from which I purchased Kauni: Astrid’s Dutch Obsessions. Located, not surprisingly, in the Netherlands, they ship worldwide.

The second comes from reader Pam in the UK: Scandinavian Knitting Design. A nice feature of this website is the Kauni Shade Map, where you can match up your multicolors with solid colors.

Here in the U.S., there are a number of retailers that sell it, my favorite being The Loopy Ewe.

Here’s my progress on the back of my coat:

I haven’t quite decided how long to make it, but I do know that I’m not there yet.

It’s a cold rainy day here. Lucy is having brunch:

Her fur is ruffled because I had just picked her up and in doing so mussed it. And food was more important than grooming at the moment!


  1. OMG that coat is amazing…..

  2. Is your coat going to have any shaping, or will it be very boxy?
    Molly By Golly´s last blog post ..WIP Wednesday: Escape from Sleeve Island

  3. If she’s anything like our cat, food is ALWAYS more important than grooming. The fur will still be there when they’ve finished eating.

  4. The more pics you post of that beautiful coat, the more I love it!

  5. Beautiful coat. Love it!!

  6. Wow…that is amazing and you are so talented! Can’t wait to see it finished.

  7. Wendy, I became enambered with Alice Starmore in the ’80’s
    I made Rona from In the Hebrides. It was my first Fairisle, I fell in love with it. .
    Over the years I have made several for the family. I guess I just charged right
    into doing the steek, it turned out great.I still dig it out to wear on cold days.
    (We now live in Texas)
    I also did the Poetry in Stitches, loved it also.
    Really anixous to see how this coat comes out.
    Pat Dixon

  8. Midnite Baker says:

    Love the colors in your coat & pattern too. But, cats will be cats. Independent!!

  9. This happens when water in the sky acts as a prism. While you see a rainbow by accident, there are things that you can do to that help you see them more readily.
    vaness´s last blog post ..bad breath

  10. Beautiful, loving the colourway 🙂

  11. That is glorious. Thanks for info on purchasing.

  12. It is looking beautiful!

  13. That is looking lovely. I probably should find a second fair isle to do only this time with a sticky yarn. I love my first one and all, but I don’t exactly fit it as well as I would like, and would love to do a more traditional sticky-wooled fair isle.
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..the big round thing

  14. Hi The colourway really lifted my spirits on this dull, cool day. I am more then tempted to try a little of this wool, myself. Thanks.

  15. Wow! That is an amazingly beautiful coat-to-be!

  16. Are you going to full this coat? I ask because I’m thinking of doing one and fulling it a little to give it some more body. I’m getting ready to steek the Eliza Shawl and have loved this so much that I don’t want to stop! Have you fulled any of the Kauni wools? Do the colors run?
    I found a huge (750 gm) skein of Rainbow on Etsy for a fraction of what it would cost here and can’t wait to start another project!

  17. Judith Smith says:

    I also love to knit with sock yarn. So, this book sounds wonderful