My current work in progress:

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


The End is Near

Courtesy of a snow day when my office was closed, I’ve made more progress than I expected on my Leftovers Cowl.


I have 30 rounds left to knit, then a marathon of Kitchener Stitch, wherein I shall graft the two ends together. I’m hoping to be able to do that tomorrow.


Meanwhile, Loki is inspecting my work.



  1. Leftovers with style.

  2. How do you graft “in the round”? I know how to graft but I’ve always grafted two sides together, like the ends of a toe or two flat pieces. Since you have one long tube and are grafting both ends of the tube, is it similar but you just keep rotating until you get to the end? Also, how do you make the beginning and end join look neat? Thank you so much! Your cowl is gorgeous. 🙂

  3. Rosemary Johnson says:

    So beautiful. In my wildest knitting dreams, I would never be able to do this!

  4. Would this be something that a knitter would be able to do that has never done this style of knitting before or would I need to work up to it?
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  5. I love that cowl! The colors and patterns are just amazing.
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  6. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Gorgeous! I would love to try something like that, but not sure my skills are up to the challenge. Maybe a shorter version?

  7. When is your PATTERN available? 🙂

  8. The cowl is beautiful. I want to do one but don’t have enough sock yarn solid colors to do it with. Most of mine are multi. Would you consider selling some of your left over sock balls like in a kit that would make a cowl like yours? I am sure lots of us would be interested in buying them. Just a thought.

  9. what a floof ball!! I am not as talented a knitter as you but want do do the britta, since you had suck a small amount of yarn left at the end, of the green would you recommend an extra ball of yarn? Thanks much! Fran

  10. It is beautiful. Did you decide as you went along on color next to each other? Did you overall have all your leftovers and match up beforehand? A little bit of both? I am inspired about color work.

  11. Susan Forman says:

    The patterns and colors are so pretty. I could realty stare at it for hours
    Great work!

  12. Oh, Wendy,
    What a beautiful cowl
    With lots of stick-to-it-ness
    Just WONDERFUL !!!!

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  13. Wendy, I love your cowl. You have an amazing way to harmonizing all those leftover colors of yarn making them absolutely stunning! BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Really, really beautifull!
    You are a genius with colors.

  15. Charlottewv says:

    I’m in awe (as usual) of your knitting skills! Love the cowl, the pattern and colors are gorgeous. And sweet Loki brightens the photos of your knitting. You’re so talented!! Thank you for sharing.

  16. Received your email this morning re: my earlier comment. Thank you for taking the time to do that.

  17. This is so beautiful. One of these days I will have to tackle designing somethings.

  18. It really is a work of art Wendy. I can’t wait to see it finished ❤️

  19. Barb Rickman says:

    Now that I have finally mastered how to hold a yarn in each hand I WILL be doing this cowl as I too have scads of left over sock yarn!
    Wow! What time hun!


  20. The colors are making me happy during this dreary winter 🙂

  21. If I ever managed to get organized enough to have all my yarn scraps together in one place (and/or find my stash of Miss Babs Yummy Toes), I would *love* to make something like this. It’s been fun watching it happen!
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  22. Really, really, impressive.

    And several comments imply that the cowl is all solids, but that isn’t really the case is it? The purply diamond pattern in the first picture definitely shades.

  23. You and the cover designer for Vogue Knitting’s winter issue must have been on the same wave length. I made the Vogue one…check it out on my Ravelry page. (Sewsweet)

  24. I’m looking forward to the release of the pattern. Goodness I’ve got enough left over sock yarn!

  25. I’m sure Loki will approve, It looks so amazing.
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  26. You have a great sense of color Wendy. And the dragon mitts, oh I am anticipating awesomeness. I envy your snow day, I live within walking distance of my work, so no snow days for me…
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