MANDALA is the Sanskrit word for endless circle. Mandala's offer striking combinations of color and patterns. Perfect project for beginner to experienced knitters because they make up quickly & take only a small space work. A wonderful traveling project because of size. & portability, LIKE Doilies they are small, creative and beautiful, UNLIKE doilies they use striking combinations of color, stitches & sizes. Terrific gift projects for your friends homes.