Named for the water nymph in Antonin Dvořák’s opera, Rusalka, this lacy shrug reflects the fluid peacefulness of her watery world.
Consumed by love for the human Prince, Rusalka must make the difficult choice of leaving her home in the lake. It is a sacrifice she is prepared to make, with tragic consequences for her and her Prince.
The beauty of Dvořák’s music resonates in the gracefulness of the lace stitch pattern that moves across the back of the shrug. Each Sleeve is worked separately, with differing panels of lace, and joined at the Centre Back. The Collar is worked around the opening to frame the final piece.
The sample pictured is Size Medium/Large and is knit with St-Denis Boréale, 100% wool, (206 m./225 yds. per 50 g. ball), colour 1204, “Chalk Blue
Sizes: Extra Small/Small; Medium/Large; 1X/2X:
Length of Sleeve from Centre Back Neck to Cuff: 68 cm./27.2 in. (73 cm./29.1 in.; 78 cm./31 in.)
Total Depth at Centre Back (excluding Collar): 38 cm./15.2 in. (46 cm./18.5 in.; 55 cm./21.9 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 645 m./ 705 yds. (875 m./957 yds.; 1065 m./1165 yds.) of fingering or sport weight yarn
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 19 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch
Purchase Pattern: $10.00 CAD