It’s time for Defarge! Marilla’s Shawl reveal

Today’s the day! What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit is out, including my Marilla’s Shawl pattern. This means that I finally get to show you the pictures I took of Francine last year in the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

Francine put a lot of thought into her outfit, including borrowing a bustle. She did her hair & brought colour-coordinating props:

One of the reasons I chose this building was that it’s the right vintage for Anne of Green Gables. It was absolutely freezing when we were there, but apparently now they’ve improved the heating. Francine was a trooper. I had to warm up my hands after taking lots of photos.

I’m so very happy with this design: it’s exactly what I imagined. It’s fairly simple. The shawl starts from the bottom up, so it can be worked in any weight of yarn and you just knit until you’re happy with the size or you run out of yarn. This sample was knit with about 3.5 skeins of Lang Merino 400 lace weight yarn (about 775 yds). I’ve also knit a shawl with a skein of fingering weight yarn (Serenity Silk III from Zen Yarn Garden – more pictures of that shawl later).

If you’re lucky enough to be reading this on or before Sat. April 6, 2013 at 3pm EDT, you’ve still got a chance to get in on the early bird deals on the book (or books). See Heather’s blog for the details. The e-book will be out this afternoon & the print book will follow soon!


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4 Responses to It’s time for Defarge! Marilla’s Shawl reveal

  1. Lynne says:

    Beautiful shawl, Natalie! I can’t wait to get my copy of the book!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous! Exactly the sort of shawl I like–use any yarn you have on hand and stop when you’re happy. Lovely photography. Congratulations.

  3. danielle says:

    that is so beautiful, natalie! and the pictures are especially great, they really capture the feel of the shawl itself – well done, i say!! :-)

  4. marylou says:

    I’m so behind on blog reading, I missed the deadline, but that’s ok. It looks great. I love the crisp, geometric. I’ll be looking at the LYS for the book.