Apollonie Sabatier was known for her role as a muse to a number of artists. These included the sculptor Auguste Clésinger, who used Apollonie as the model for his work, “Woman, bitten by a snake” (1847). This shawl uses a stylised scale motif in view of this work.
Apollonie is a crescent shawl with increasing lace pattern, worked 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
64 x 18 “ / 160 x 45 cm
18 sts x 28 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in Stocking St
Sample shown in Yarn Pony ShowPony 4 Ply in the ‘Sandalwood’ colour way. (Recommended alternative is Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor 4 Ply in the ‘Selkie’ colour way).