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  • The Brontë shawl is Susan's love letter to the Brontë sisters, the novelists Emily, Charlotte and Anne. 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.
    Colourway One uses shades:
    Rock Pool, Undergrowth and Red Sky At Night.

    Colourway two uses shades:
    Moss Covered Wall, Plum Jam and Ragwort.

    The pattern contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted colour work instructions.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Byre, 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces, Fingering weight (400m / 436yds per 100g skein approx)

    Colourway One
    3 skeins, shade Rock Pool
    1 skein, shade Undergrowth
    1 skein, shade Red Sky At Night

    Colourway two
    3 skeins, shade Moss Covered Wall
    1 skein, shade Plum Jam
    1 skein, shade Ragwort

    Suggested needles
    4 mm (US 6) circular needle (100 cm / 40 in)

    22 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm / 4 in over garter stitch worked flat, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 4 mm needles.

    Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

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