My current work in progress:

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


Rainbow’s End

I finished knitting my rainbow last weekend.


The pattern is Auburn Wave, and the yarn is Silky 350 from Violet Lynx Dyeworks, a silk/wool blend in a glorious rainbow gradient.


I used 3 skeins (at 350 yards each) and knit from red to violet on the first skein, violet to red on the second skein, and then red to violet on the last skein.


The pattern is a very simple one, perfect for showcasing a lovely yarn. My mods to the pattern:

  • I slipped the first stitch purlwise at the beginning of each row.
  • Wherever directed to k2tog, I worked k2tog tbl.
  • I bound off with an applied i-cord instead of a rolled edge.


To block, I just steamed the whole piece carefully.

While there may not be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, it just makes me happy to look iat it. The perfect antidote to a grey winter day.

Loki’s idea of bliss:


He’s pretending to be a kitty rug!


  1. How cheery!

  2. It’s beautiful, Wendy. (And so is Loki.)

  3. Monica Cortada says:

    It makes me warm just looking at it!

  4. That’s so pretty and cheerful! I’m curious why you made the mods you made – does it give more stitch definition with those mods?

  5. GeniaKnitz says:

    I love rainbow yarns, and that is a particularly beautiful one. Bet you will enjoy every minute of wearing it on a gray winter day.

  6. Lovely! And you’re right: There’s nothing better than soft yarn and bright, saturated colors to combat the cold and gloom.
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  7. Thanks for explaining how you used that gradient yarn. I have three skeins of some I wasn’t sure what to do with, but I think working from the other end of the middle skein will work out well.
    Loki is a very talented impressionist.

  8. What a wonderful way to brighten a gray winter day! Bet it makes you smile every time you put it on.
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  9. Love your rainbow. Perfect to cheer up a winter day. Thanks for sharing your mods.

  10. Gorgeous rainbow!

  11. Those fun colors are such a perfect way to brighten up February. Love it!
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