Shaping Shawls is now available in print as well, and has shipped to all corners of the world.  I just received my very own box of print copies to distribute to a number of people who preordered.

And today I noticed that Lindsey Stephens of Poetry In Yarn has posted a lovely review of the book, and is even giving away a copy of the book.

To celebrate the arrival of the book, as well as a new month, I though we should kick off a new KAL of one of the shawls in the book – the Chandelier Shawl.

The Chandelier Shawl is a top-down shawl knit in a crescent shape – a variation of the regular top-down triangular shawls.  It is knit with just one skein of Nimbus Cloud from Slackford Studio.  Of course you can use any colour you’d like, but in case you’re wondering, my shawl was knit in True Blood.

The Chandelier Shawl KAL is free to join, and officially starts on Sept 7, 2011 in the Knit & Knag Designs group on Ravelry.  Come say hello.

Finally, just to check if you’re still reading – I am delighted to be able to give away a copy of the Knitcircus fall 2011 pattern collection.  To win, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post with your favourite design from Anna Dalvi / Knit & Knag Designs.

I will pick a winner randomly from the entries submitted by the end of Monday, Sept 5, and announce the winner on Tuesday, Sept 6.  Make sure you leave me some way to get in touch with you (email, Ravelry ID), if you win.