My current work in progress:

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


Free Your Fade

Yesterday I finished my June Camp Loopy project, a Free Your Fade shawl.

I knit this from Andrea Mowry’s pattern and used 5 skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in the colorways (from light to dark): Typewriter, Shiver, Budgie, Dragonfly, and Wish. I used a U.S., size 6 needle and ended up using 1131 yards approximately. This is a BIG shawl! Here it is draped across my couch:

And here it is curled up (sort of) on my dining room table:

This is going to be a wonderful cozy shawl next winter. My pattern mods included doing just single yarn overs throughout. The variegation in the yarn masks the yarn overs somewhat so there didn’t seem much point in varying them.

My other mod was done on the fade into the last color. Because I was trying to use up as much of each skein as possible, I worked the 4th color until I calculated I had just enough to complete the fade to the last color, so I started the fade halfway through a plain garter section. The yarn over row is in the middle of the final fade, and I did a couple extra alternate rows of color 4 and 5 to use up the last of color 4. Then I did a plain garter section with the last color until I had just enough to do the picot bind off.

Loki seems impressed, doesn’t he?


  1. Wow! That is beautiful!

  2. Stunning! It never ceases to amaze me how garter stitch shawls can be so beautiful for such a simple stitch. The picot edge is a perfect touch, too.

    Loki looks like he is thinking about the right moment to cover it with fur!

  3. Very, very nice – will be perfect for cooler weather. Loki seems pleased.

  4. Robin F. says:

    Your shawl is gorgeous. I’m halfway thru my first camp project. Loki must be impressed, he’s sitting up.

  5. Charlottewv says:

    It’s beautiful, Wendy, I love the colors. And Loki is as charming as always!❤️?

  6. Beautiful! I’m making the same pattern for June Camp.

  7. Chris Reeske says:

    Absolutely beautiful, I might have to make one myself, no camp, just me.
    Love to Loki

  8. Shirley says:

    Beautiful shawl, love the colors you used. Loki is awake! Alert the media!

  9. I LOVE the colors you used! I thought I was over Fade projects but seeing your shawl…. I just might have to knit another.

  10. Beautiful shawl and colors, Loki’s majestic.

  11. Your Fade is beautiful!
    As is Loki. 🙂

  12. catspaw says:

    Nice colors. It’s good that it’s big as I find the smaller ones rather hard to style.

  13. So pretty! Loki should be impressed – lol! I love it.