Giulia Beneni, known as La Barucci, was one of the premier courtesans of Paris, notably having a brief liaison with Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII) in 1867.
La Barucci is a crescent shawl with lace edging, worked from the bottom-up.
This pattern is also available as part of the Courtesans
shawl collection, see here
420 yds / 384 m fingering weight / 4 ply yarn
5 mm / US 8 needles
Stitch markers (16)
Blocking wires / pinsDimensions
53 x 14 “ / 130 x 35 cmGauge
16 sts x 22 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in Stocking st
Sample shown in MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in the ‘Mare’ colour way.