“Variations on a Theme”.
Caprice No. 24 in A minor is the final caprice of Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices, and a famous work for solo violin.
The caprice has provided a rich seam of material for works by many composers. One of them is “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
“Rapsodiya” is “Rhapsody” in Russian.
Rachmaninoff plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
This shawl is a little sister shawl to the “Caprice No. 24” shawl. It features the same stitch patterns, but completely different construction. After I made “Caprice No. 24” I just felt that I wanted to explore these patterns more. They are highly addictive :-)
First, I knitted my new design in Lana Gatto Wool Gatto DK weight yarn. I loved how the shawl turned out. It is perfect shape to just cover the shoulders and when wrapped around the neck it drapes beautifully without any extra bulk material. I love it casual everyday look.
The project can be found on Ravelry here.
However, I was not done ;-)) I decided to test knit my pattern myself and made another Rapsodiya shawl in completely different yarn than the original. This time I choose Lace // Baby Alpaca/Silk
by DyeForWool. This yarn is 2ply and yarn held double for this shawl to make it 4ply. This yarn is so unbelievably gorgeous :-) When I saw this colorway at DyeForWool etsy shop, I just could not resist. Love at first site :-)
My second Rhapsody can be found on Ravelry here.
Absolutely in love with this shawl. The pattern looks so beautiful in this wonderful yarn. I love how the shawl drapes in this yarn and how the stitch pattern shows in it. The shawl come out very dressy and I cannot wait to wear it somewhere special :-)
The pattern for Rapsodiya will be available on Ravelry after test knitting is completed