Leucate, a popular place for kiting in southern France, is a place of contrasts. It is situated by the sea and has a large water basin (Étang). The north-west wind from the Pyrenees creates foam crests in the Étang, while the sea is slightly wavy. The wind from the south-east creates foam crests at sea and only slight waves in the Étang.

The shawl unites these opposites. Between smooth stockinette sections, foam crowns become a lace pattern and light waves become garter ribs.

Leucate is an asymmetric triangle with texture and stripes. It is knitted sideways.

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MATERIAL

YARN

De Rerum Natura Albertine Fingering (90% Merino Bio, 10% Mulberry Silk, 200 m / 219 yards per 50 g)
• 1 ball in Brume (colour 1 C1)
40 g / 160 m / 174 yards used for the sample

• 1 ball in Aurore (colour 2 C2)
50 g / 200 m / 219 yards used for the sample

• 1 ball in Ocre (colour 3 C3)
45 g / 180 m / 197 yards used for the sample

KNITTING NEEDLES

  • 4.0 mm / US # 6 circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, at least 80 cm / 32” in length

GAUGE

23 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch after blocking

NOTIONS

  • tapestry needle

MISCELLANEOUS

HELPFUL LINK

How I carry the yarn at colour changes
https://youtu.be/zAdMQJdQtDA

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • knit and purl stitches
  • increases and decreases
  • yarn overs

SIZES

one size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

A – depth: 51 cm / 20”
B – width: 158 cm / 62.25”

Leucate knitting pattern schematic donnarossa

 

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TECH EDITOR
James Bartley