My current work in progress:

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



My Strandwanderer is complete.


As I’ve already said, this was one of the most enjoyable projects Iโ€™ve ever made, and a great use for a skein of variegated Wollmeise.


I had 2.9 grams left over from my skein.


I did 16 stripes, which I think is smaller than the designer said she did on hers, but I used a larger needle.

I purled backwards on the short rows — got lots of practice doing that so Iโ€™m a pro at it now! ๐Ÿ˜€

Finished size: 80โ€ long along the top straight edge, and 13โ€ deep at its deepest point.


Now I’m trying to get Loki to relax.



  1. Shirley Gallagher says:

    What a great looking knit. I just happen to have a skein of Wollmeise Pure in Tiefer See (blues and greens, gorgeous) in my stash looking for a pattern. Thanks to you, I found it.

  2. It turned out lovely, purchased the pattern so i can try it out!
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  3. The wrap looks beautiful! I bought the pattern too, and was able to score a skein of Wollmeise Pure on their own website in color Birkenrinde (birch bark). I was surprised how inexpensive the yarn is on their site, and even shipping from Germany is inexpensive. So looking forward to receiving the yarn and getting started on the wrap. Thank you, Wendy, for all your updates and especially the pictures. And oh yes, I think Loki is adorable.

  4. This totally fascinates me. Quite the enabler you are! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here in Tucson, AZ, a shawl is a good thing but I really have no reason to wrap something around my neck to keep the icy cold air out. I was looking at your piece all laid out and it looks like it would be easy enough to make it deeper. Is this true? Give your rug …errr… Loki a chin skritch from me and my rug …errr… kitty, Bobby J. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow! That might be my favorite thing you’ve ever knit! Off to buy the pattern.

  6. Midnite Baker says:

    Love how the variegation of the colors came out. Makes for a lovely wrap. And give Loki a belly rub from me. M

  7. southparknitter says:

    Wow! I love this piece. I will either repurpose some WM or buy a skein for it next TLE update. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Bluetoespinner says:

    It turned out so pretty. I love the colors.

  9. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    Your Strandwanderer is gorgeous. It’s on my list for one of the many skeins of variegated yarn in my stash. I am awarding Loki an honorary master’s degree in relaxation, and I am hoping to learn a lot from him.

  10. Wow, that is just gorgeous! The pattern is so visually intriguing — I love knits like that.

  11. I too copycatted you (and why wouldn’t I? ;-D) after a few attempts with stash yarn and a thorough reading of the ravelry peeps, I found that Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Stripe is giving me a reasonable facsimile – so, if anyone cares, that’s another suggestion of what to use.

  12. Man, I wish I could finish my WIPs as fast as you do! I’m lucky if I start a hat in the Spring and have it ready by Fall, lol. Beautiful work! And Loki is unbearably adorable as always. ๐Ÿ™‚