This new summer pattern is dedicated to the great novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick, the great whale white as snow. I’m sure you all know well its history, but I want to spend a few words about the choice of the date that I have included in the pattern. I found no dating in the novel, but reading the novel's background, or the real events that inspired it to Melville, I found two stories that fascinated me.
The first one says that in 1820 the whaling ship “Essex”, from Nantucket, was sunk by the impact with a huge whale, at 3200 km from the west coast of South America. One of the eight survivors told the story, just like Ishmael, the famous Moby Dick narrator. The second anecdote speaks about the killing of a big white whale, called Mocha Dick, off the Chilean island of Mocha, in 1830. "It was said that Mocha Dick had twenty or more prongs embedded in the back by other whalers and that it seemed to attack the ships with premeditated ferocity. " I preferred to choose the date of 1820, although both the dates are extremely linked to events told in the novel.
The PDF file includes the cover, the pattern and the colors symbol guide.
Jul 29, 2017 by Alicat09
Jul 14, 2017 by stitchdm
Looks like a great stitch
Mar 10, 2017 by CharleneHoffman
This pattern is such a pleasure. I've fallen in love with the design for waves in this unique work! Very well designed!!!
Jan 26, 2017 by Christine Voight
I love this design! Always a please doing business with The Little Stitcher