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...
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!
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING COLLECTION
a beaded lace creation from the needles of Susan Pandorf
60 inch diameter
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
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.
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