Friday, November 29, 2013

Let the 8 Days of Designs Begin!

Yes, all you crafty ones, it's finally here - my fall/winter collection! You have no idea how happy a dance I'm doing right now. Really. I have been bursting at the seams just waiting to show off these designs, so this is a pretty exciting day for moi.

I'm going to introduce each of the designs in the collection over the next 8 days, wrapping up with a wee little surprise at the end. So, first up (and in no particular order, really):

Pommi and Pearls Shawl

It just so happens that this design made it to the cover of the e-book and I'm introducing it first. Coincidence, maybe - but a happy coincidence? Definitely. This crescent-shaped shawl (with a slight batwing shape) is a design I've had in the pipeline since almost the beginning of the year. Worked up in Tess' Designer Yarns Cultivated Silk and Wool in the medium rose colorway, a light worsted weight yarn, not only does this beauty work up quickly, but it's also incredibly warm and snuggly. The shaping actually stays easily on the shoulders, and the slight point of the batwing can be folded over right at the back of the neck for additional warmth against those drafty winter days.
Because this shawl incorporates both traditional crochet lace and broomstick lace, I'd rate it an intermediate level project. However, there's only one row of broomstick lace, so if you love your knitting needles as well as your crochet hooks, I'd definitely give this project a try. I am particularly pleased with the final edging row (and it was, in part, inspiration for the shawl's name).

To read more about my inspirations for this collection, have a look-see at the preview book:

I want to heartily thank not only the wonderful models in this e-book, but also those yarn companies/independent yarn producers who generously provided me with yarn (including our own Wonder Why Gal, which design we'll get to in a few days). I sincerely hope they think I did them proud. I know I love the end result! Yes, I'm beaming with pride like a proud parent right about now.

Patterns will be added to the Ravelry database and my Ravelry shop over this entire weekend. Enjoy - and definitely support all those small businesses on this Small Business Saturday.

Tess' Designer Yarns Cultivated
Silk & Wool used for the
Pommi and Pearls Shawl


  1. Congratulations on your second eBook! It's awesome how you got inspired.

    1. Thanks so much! (Psst - it's really my third e-book. :) )

  2. This pattern is gorgeous and the yarn is stunning! I love that wine color with the pattern. I look forward to the next eight days.

  3. I concur with the comment above. So ditto on that!

  4. Wow congrats on another ebook! This shawl is so beautiful!