BRONTE YARN KITS USING OUR BEAUTIFUL HAND-DYED BYRE FINGERING WEIGHT, 100% BRITISH WOOL ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER. Please note, this kit does not include the Bronte pattern. The pattern is only available by purchasing my new book, Echoes, which you can do by clicking on the link above. Your kit will be sent at the same time as your book.
shawl is Susan's love letter to the Brontë
sisters, the novelists Emily
. The Brontës lived in the 19th century, at a time when shawls were a staple outer garment in a woman's wardrobe: everyday shawls would be knitted from hand-spun wool and made large enough to wrap around the body. The Brontë
shawl is reminiscent of this type of large triangular shawl and uses different techniques, such as traditional lace stitch patterns, stripes and colourwork. Tassels add a decorative, luxurious flourish to the shawl.
Brontë is knitted using Susan Crawford Byre, a fingering weight yarn that is delightfully lofty and soft, created from a blend of Jacobs and Shetland fibres spun exclusively for us in a nearby Yorkshire mill.
Brontë is shown here in two colour ways.
Rock Pool, Undergrowth and Red Sky At Night.
Moss Covered Wall, Plum Jam and Ragwort.
You can now purchase our hand-dyed yarn kit to create your own stunning Bronte. Each kit contains five 100gm skeins of Byre, 3 100g skeins of the main colour, Rock Pool or Moss Covered Wall plus 1 100g skein each of the two additional colours.
Choose from either of the two colourways shown or alternatively choose the 'custom' option to select three shades of your choice from the beautiful range of colours in Byre.
4 mm (US 6) circular needle (100 cm / 40 in)