Léonide LeBlanc was said to have revelled in life, earning herself the nickname ‘Mademoiselle Maximum’. She roamed Europe and North Africa, following whims – this shawl is inspired by one of her random jaunts to Italy, echoing the arches and twisting columns seen in some of the architecture there.
Léonide is a rectangular shawl worked in two sections and grafted at the centre, with lace motifs and cables.
This patterns is also available as part of the Courtesans
shawl collection, see here
399 yds / 365 m fingering weight / 4 ply yarn
4 mm / US 6 needles
Stitch markers (2-7)
Waste yarn / stitch holder
Blocking wires / pinsDimensions
41 x 14.5 “ / 104 x 37 cmGauge
18 sts x 28 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking st
Sample shown in Ginger’s Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the ‘Cantilever’ colour way.