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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Evenstar Revealed

êl síla Ai! Aníron Undómiel
I 'lîr en êl luitha 'uren Ai! Aníron...
From darkness I understand the night: dreams flow, a star shines
Ah! I desire Evenstar
Look! A star rises out of the darkness.
The song of the star enchants my heart
Ah! I desire...

At last we have come to the end of the journey. No more guessing; no more wondering; no more pieces to the puzzle. All has been revealed at last.

I want to thank my moderators for all their hard work on the KAL, my family for allowing me the time and space necessary to undertake so large a task, my friends for encouraging me to expand my design capabilities...

Most of all, I want to thank all of you: my readers & knitters.

There have been a few bumps along the way (OY!), but without your dedication, generosity, and incredible talent & knowledge, this experience would have been much diminished for all of us.

I have never met a more amazing group of individuals, nor seen a more beautiful collection of finished objects. You are absolutely the best!

EVENSTAR SHAWL

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING COLLECTION

a beaded lace creation from the needles of Susan Pandorf

MEASUREMENTS
60 inch diameter
MATERIALS
1500 yds. laceweight yarn
Sample knit with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread 2, color: Winter Solstice
3000 size 8 seed beads
size 3 (US) needles or to obtain gauge
crochet hook for beading

Written & Charted Directions
Advanced Intermediate Level

Swatch Directions Included

A central medallion of Evenstar stitch is surrounded by a second ring of woodland leaves and mesh, inspired by the work of Herbert Niebling. The third ring of the pattern evokes images of the arched doorways & windows of Rivendell, before returning to the Evenstar motif, this time surrounded by a blooming flower and elongated as in the Evenstar necklace itself.



Upon completion of the main part of the shawl, directions are given for a beaded (optional) lace edging around the outside of the shawl.


This is a circular shawl. You begin at center and knit around in spiral fashion until you reach the outer edge. You are always knitting on the right side of the fabric, until you reach the final border.


Shawl uses PI configuration of doubling your stitches every so many rows, rather than increasing on each round. Increase rounds are between charts.


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So...

For better or for worse (and there has been plenty of both) here she is: complete at last!

May she bring her wearers justified pride in a job well done, the inherent joy to be found in all creative and generative activities, and hope for a future free from conflict and woe.

Blessings & happy knitting...always

15 comments:

Chery said...

Thank you Susan!

Tish said...

Thank you Susan for sharing your vision with us. It is beautiful!

Tammy said...

Wow, that is exquisite!!

Donna Lee said...

It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever made and I am inordinately proud of it (and myself!).

Thank you.

Jenny said...

It is stunning. I can't wait to knit it.

Ash said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity! The incredible beauty and paced challenges have allowed me to grow as a knitter and as a person (and to show off a bit, too).

Penni said...

Thank you for a beautiful pattern! I am amazed at myself for actually be able to knit this masterpiece you have created for us! I really enjoyed the whole KAL! Thank you so much!

BB said...

The KAL was excellent. Thank you so much. Better get back to beading the edging now...

Ida said...

It's amazing, thank You so much for this creation. I cant wait to knit it!

Lisa said...

AWESOME!! I'm in the Evenstar Rav group, even though I joined too late to get in on the clues. I'm off to purchase! Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to make this!

kaykatrn said...

So incredibly beautiful!

Laughingrat said...

Beautiful work!

Nebraska Knitter said...

Even though I will probably never knit the pattern, I think it is gorgeous.

ambersmerinos said...

I must say, this is absolutelygorgeous and I hope to make this some time soon.