Madeleine by Ilga Leja
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April 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
410 - 804 yards (375 - 735 m)
Extra Small/Small; Medium/Large; Extra Large
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Pattern No. 3 in the Opera Season III Collection.

Finished Size:
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.)

Yarn Requirements:
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.)

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.