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.
(PDF download only, exclusive of VAT)
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
4.0 mm / US # 6 circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, at least 80 cm / 32” in length
23 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch after blocking
depth: 51 cm / 20”
width: 158 cm / 62.25”
knit and purl stitches, increases and decreases, lace
How I carry the yarn at colour changes