Antonia, the fragile singer, is one of Hoffmann’s loves in Offenbach’s opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann). Her shawl reflects the delicate and translucent quality of her character.
Worked in stepped stages to form a triangular shape, it is easily sized and adapted to your preference. A top border worked with short rows adds shaping so that the shawl sits easily on the shoulders.
Wear it pinned in a formal way or tie it at the front for a more casual look.
The pattern includes directions for two versions: as a Shoulderette (as pictured) and as a full-size shawl.
The sample pictured is knit with Handmaiden Fine Yarn Silk Twist, 65% wool, 35% silk, (400 m./437 yds. per 100 g. skein),size: Shoulderette, colour “Champagne”. The colour of the version below is "Alabaster Pink".
Size: 130 cm./52 in. (170 cm./68 in.) wide along top edge and 51 cm./20 in. (66 cm./26.5 in.) deep at Centre Back
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 400 m./437 yds. (700 m./765 yds.) of fingering or sport weight yarn
Needles: 5.0 mm. (US 8)
Gauge: 15 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm./4 in. in Pattern Stitch
Price for Pattern Only: $10.00 CAD
Yarn Kits (including pattern plus sufficient yarn to complete the project):
Shoulderette: $39.00 CAD
Full-Size Shawl: $69.00 CAD
Shawl pin by Perl Grey