IMPORTANT: Support classes are held virtually via Zoom (two day/time options will be offered for each support session). Although we are willing to provide support and answer questions when needed, we will not be making up the sessions. We do record the Zoom sessions and you will receive a link to watch the recording if you are unable to attend a session.
Evenstar, by Susan Pandorf is a full sized round shawl inspired by Arwen’s Evenstar from Lord of the Rings. The shawl takes 1500 yards of laceweight yarn and approximately 3000 beads. [Note: Beads are completely optional. We will also have a "lightly beaded" option you can follow as well.] Our Year-long KALs are designed to be skill-builders, but we do recommend you be familiar with the following: knitting in the round, basic increases (knit front & back, M1L, M1R), basic decreases (k2tog, ssk), how to work yarn overs, and how to read a pattern. We'll guide you through the rest with our support sessions, where we'll cover skills like using charts, stitch markers, lifelines, placing beads, and more! There is no cost to join the knit-a-long.
The window to sign up for the 2021 KAL is closed. Check back later in the year for information on our 2022 year-long KAL!
Participants, all information about recorded sessions will be emailed to you on Monday after the support sessions. You have access to these for one year.
JANUARY: Order yarn by January 23
FEBRUARY: Dances With Wool will place your orders. Yarn will be ready for pick up/shipping by the end of the month.
MARCH MEETING 1-March 12, 9:00 AM or March 14, 4:30 PM: Swatching, reading charts, lifelines, beading (alternatives, tools), tips and tools (markers, pattern holder, etc.); Homework: knit and block swatch
MARCH MEETING 2 -March 19, 9:00 AM or March 21, 4:30 PM: Cast on, working increase rounds; Homework: Complete round 26
APRIL MEETING- April 9, 9:00 AM or April 11, 4:30 PM: Go over chart 1 (reading charts, setting up markers, lifelines, beads, highlight special rows); Homework: complete chart 1 AND rows 29-32
MAY MEETING- May 7, 9:00 AM or May 10 (May 9 is Mother's Day), 7:00 PM: Go over chart 2 (highlight special rows, lifelines, beads); Homework: complete chart 2 AND rows 55-61
JUNE: No meeting
JULY- July 9, 9:00 AM or July 11, 4:30 PM: Go over chart 3 (highlight special rows, lifelines, beads); Homework: complete chart 3
AUGUST: No meeting
SEPTEMBER: No meeting
OCTOBER- October 8, 9:00 AM or October 10, 4:30 PM: Go over border, chart 4 (provisional cast on, lifelines, beads, reading the chart, counting rows); Complete border stopping after 56 repeats of chart 4; all live stitches bound off.
NOVEMBER: No meeting
DECEMBER- December 3, 9:00 AM or December 5, 4:30 PM: Grafting border, blocking demo and FINISH SHAWL!