Marie Duplessis was for a time the lover of Alexander Dumas, inspiring him to write the novel La Dame aux Camélias. The title stems from Marie’s habit of wearing or carrying camellias with her when she visited the theatre.
Duplessis is a semi-circular shawl with lace motifs, worked from the top-down.
This pattern is also available as part of the Courtesans
shawl collection, see here
437 yds / 400 m fingering weight / 4 ply yarn
4 mm / US 6 needles
Stitch markers (7)
Blocking wires / pinsDimensions
55 x 20 “ / 140 x 50 cmGauge
18 sts x 28 rows = 4 ” / 10 cm in Stocking St
Sample shown in Handmaiden Fine Yarns Sea Silk in the ‘Sweet Tea’ colour way.