It is her birthday and Countess Madeleine is celebrating it at her chateau near Paris. In Richard Strauss' final opera, Capriccio, Madeleine listens as her prospective lovers debate the virtues of music over poetry and theatre.
It is the 1920's. Fittingly, the Countess wears an elegant and graceful shawl with an asymmetrical pattern, influenced by the Art Deco style of the period. Worked as a trapezoid, it is encircled by a simple edging of holes formed by double yarn overs.
Celebrate your special evening with just such a shawl.
The sample pictured is size Medium/Large and is knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g. skein), Main Colour "Ivory" and Contrasting Colour "Salt Spray".
Size: Extra Small/ Small, Medium/Large, Extra Large
Width along Upper Edge: 142 cm./57.1 in. (161 cm./64.4 in.; 188 cm./75.5 in.)
Depth: 36 cm./14.6 in. (41 cm./16.6 in.; 51 cm./20.6 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour (MC)--Ivory:
350 m./383 yds. (450 m./492 yds.;
675 m./700 yds.)
Contrasting Colour (CC)—Salt Spray:
27 m./28 yds.(35 m./38 yds.; 55 m./60 yds.)
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7) needles and 5.0 mm. (US 8) circular needle, at least 80 cm./32 in. long
Gauge: 13 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch
Purchase Pattern Alone: $10.00 CAD