My own shawl, HRH Kate's Shawl is just one of the many beautiful versions to choose from for this CKAL.
There are 4 prizes so far:
- first prize of $100 gift certificate from SUNDARA YARN
- 2nd prize is a $75 GIFT CERTIFICATE from Carol Sunday of SUNDAY KNITS
- 2nd prize is a skein of Sundara silk lace, donated by me
- 3rd prize is a book donated by Judith27 called Gossamer Webs - The History and Techniques of Orenberg Shawls by Galina Khmeleva and Carol R. Noble.
Over 10 designers on the group page have been given their own thread, and they have each designed their own version of Kate's Shawl. All are unique and all gorgeous. Such talent. And let me say, it isn't easy to knit, test and pattern-write a design in under a 1 month deadline, and each have accomplished this. Congratulations to all of you.
There are patterns for sale, free patterns, crochet patterns. There are Kate patterns, Kate-like patterns, crocheted Kates, and Katelets. The list of shawls if very comprehensive and if you can't find a shawl you like here, well .... you just don't like shawls.
There have been 2 podcasts done about our group, Knitabull's Episode 11 Where's the Sunshine, and Prairie Piper's Episode 46 Kate's Shawl and other Ruffles as well as a mention on Susan B. Anderson's blog. All very exciting.
The group itself has grown from just a few members on the first day to almost 1300 members in less than a month, and it's been very exciting to administrate and moderate. I have 2 wonderful moderators, Jane and Leslie who have been very helpful and encouraging.