Rusalka by Ilga Leja


July 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
705 - 1165 yards (645 - 1065 m)
Extra Small/Small; Medium/Large; 1X/2X
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Pattern No. 5 in Opera Season III Collection.

Yarn Requirements:
645 m./705 yds. (875 m./957 yds.;
1065 m./1165 yds.) of fingering or sport weight yarn

Finished Sizes: Extra Small/Small; Medium/Large; 1X/2X
Length of Sleeve from Centre Back Neck to Cuff: 68 cm./27.2 in. (73 cm./29.2 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.)

Named for the water nymph in Antonin Dvořák’s opera, Rusalka, this lacy shrug reflects the fluid peacefulness of her watery world.

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.