So I had this idea for a new e-book - Seven Songs. Seven beautiful shawlettes constructed in interesting ways, with beautiful lace and texture details, each worked up in a different gorgeous hand-dyed yarn. But I wasn't sure if the idea would work. Could I get yarn support for such an idea? Well apparently I can. The first shawlette went live today. That one I actually bought yarn for while I was at Stitches South. But I have a beautiful stack of yarn here at the house - that you will get to see soon - for the rest of the releases. For the rest of the year, on the first of each month, I will be releasing a new and beautiful shawlette design. I have some amazing ideas and the yarn is really breathtaking. I am so excited about this.
So here's the first one. The Debussy Shawlette is worked up on size 7 needles (4.5 mm) in Sanguine Gryphon's Bugga in the Strawberry Crab colorway. I actually got to meet Gryphon and her lovely employee Noelle at Stitches South - and Noelle helped me pick out this gorgeous yarn.
This design was first imagined for Donna, who was my swap partner in a fun shawlette swap set up by the KnitGirllls. I knit up the shawlette for her in a hurry and had no time to get the pattern or pictures together. So I had to try to work from my crazy notes and redo the whole thing. Some things are changed slightly from the original, but the motif is the same, and I'm ever so pleased with the results. The design is worked from the top down and has no center spine, but still retains a rather classical triangular shape.
For this design I went looking for a classical song to name it after. Interestingly enough I kept coming back to piano pieces by Claude Debussy. La Puerta del Vino (The Gate of Wine) was the one that I loved the best and it suits the gorgeous wine color of the yarn just perfectly. You can hear the song here on Youtube.
You can buy the pattern individually for $6.00 or you can buy the Seven Songs collection for $21.95. If you choose the collection you will get a notification each month when the new pattern in the collection is released.
Just to let you know, because of the way in which this is designed, it is very chart heavy. Like all of my designs, the instructions are provided in written and charted format, but I highly suggest you work from the charts. In fact, the last 11 pages of this pattern are all written instructions. So if you use the charts, you can only print the first 7 pages and be good to go!