First Circular Shawl

Even though I design my own patterns I still patterns by other people – there are so many talented designers out there, how could I not?? I’m always looking to try something new, improve my technique and learn new skills so I am VERY excited to start my first circular shawl.  I’ve knitted several half-circle shawls but never a full circle before. I just started the Evenstar Shawls by Susan Pandorf (available for purchase on  It’s a beautiful shawl inspired by the Lord of the Rings which is one of my favorite books (and yes, I like the movies, too).  Actually, since my husband has to work late tonight, I’ll probably pop Fellowship of the Rings into the DVD player and this once my little guy heads to bed. I also had to learn my first circular cast on for this project, which, since I don’t know how to … Continue reading