On Christmas Eve, Mimi, the gentle embroiderer in La Bohème, meets and falls in love with Rodolfo, a poor Parisian poet. It is winter and she is already ill. As lovely as she is, she will not survive the year.
Her shawl, though, will keep her warm and there is barely a scene in the opera in which she is not wearing it.
The Mimi shawl in worked in several sections, each with its own features. It ends with a lacy knitted-on edging for the lower border. It is shown here in two contrasting colours, a handpainted colour for the main section and a solid colour for the borders.
The pattern includes two versions of the Mimi shawl: a shawlette (as pictured) and a full-size shawl, a wrap large enough to serve as a warm jacket.
The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk, (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g. skein), main colour “Amethyst”, contrast colour “Pixie”.
Size: Width across Upper Border: 135 cm./54 in. (159 cm./63.5 in.)
Depth at Centre: 44 cm./17.5 in.
(55 cm./22 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour (MC): 275 m./300 yds. (420 m./460 yds.)
Contrast Colour (CC): 275 m./300 yds. (420 m./460 yds.)
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7) and 5.0 mm. (US 8)
Gauge: 15 sts and 30 rows in Garter Stitch
Price for Pattern Only: $10.00 CAD