PLAIN JANE SHAWL

by Patricia Brunner Revision B – revised to clarify Right Wedge note, Fig 2 and Instructions copyright 2011

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This pattern was inspired by a Ravelry Forum discussion about the shawls worn in the 2011 movie “Jane Eyre.” Thanks to all the people who participated in the discussion for the good ideas and thanks especially to tanyamarie for starting the discussion. My goal for this design was to make it look as close as possible to the one in the movie. It’s meant to be a small, rustic looking shoulder shawl. It is knitted in garter stitch at a fairly firm gauge with no blocking and uses short rows to form the ruffle and to shape the back. The neck edging is worked in ridges of purl instead of knit.

 

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  2   . Last 3 Rs – Repeat R30 thru R32. W&T R31 –K to end of short row. P3. R5 – P3.S. Row numbers refer to the rows in that section only. Instructions are divided into sections for clarity. place ring type st marker on needle for ruffle. R2 . P3. M1. M1. R4 – K to neck edge st marker. P3. #6 ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: 2 stitch markers (ring type that fit on needle) 1 locking stitch marker in one color and 1 in a contrast color Note: shawl is knitted in one piece. M1. See ABBREVIATIONS for terminology. INSTRUCTIONS RIGHT FRONT Cast on 3 stitches. R30 (begin short rows for ruffle) – k13.YARN: worsted weight wool . sl next st. K1. K to end of row. Begin body sts and ruffle: R29 – P3. P2. R3 – P3.88 yds/50g (I used a wool fingering weight doubled for the shawl pictured) QUANTITY: 620 yards (7 50g balls) GAUGE: 4.5 stitches and 4 ½ ridges per inch in garter stitch NEEDLE: U. place ring type st marker on needle for neck edging. R33 – P3. K to end of row.K1.Repeat R30 thru R33 52 times (69 sts on needle). R6 – K to neck edge st marker. Next Rs . K14. M1. R32 – K to neck edge st marker. R1 (RS) – P3. M1. R7 thru R28 – repeat R5 & R6 11 more times.

The right and left wedges are formed by working a short row ridge in each spine stitch (A st marker) with a “shorter” ridge (B st marker) between each spine ridge. The decreases and increases within the right and left wedges form the rounded edge (rather than a V) at the bottom of the center back. The “B” ridges are only one stitch shorter than the “A” ridges. the last stitch on the needle becomes the start of the new A row. R5 – K to end of short row. See Figures 1 and 2. There will be rather large gaps between the spine sts as they are worked. K to end of R. FIGURE 1 Showing the top of the center back of the finished shawl with A rows in orange and B rows in blue FIGURE 2 A swatch showing the WS of the Right Wedge in work there have been 5 full repeats of R10 thru R17 and the 6th repeat is in progress.repeat R3 thru R5. W&T. pl st mkr B. W&T R4 (ruffle short row) – k13. R2– K up to and including the 2nd st before the neck edge st mkr. R7 thru R9 . the stitches on the needle between the neck edge st marker and the ruffle st marker are “spine” stitches. R6 – K up to and including the 2nd st before st mkr A. sl the next st. W&T. The orange marker is the A ridge last worked and the B marker has just been placed on the K st on the working needle (R6). Begin Right Wedge R1 (RS) – P3. see (row 10 below). After the 2nd row of the “B” ridge is worked. The gaps will close when the last WS Right Wedge row is worked and the wraps are knitted with the spine sts.   3   . pl st mkr A on next st.RIGHT WEDGE Note: At this point. Notice that the already worked blue B rows end one stitch short of the A rows which remain on the needle. (SEE FIG 2).

W&T R5 – K to end of row. pl st mkr B on next st. W&T.K14. W&T. R14 – repeat R6. W&T. remove st mkr B and set aside and replace with stitch marker A. K up to and including the st before st mkr B. R6 (ruffle short row) – k13.repeat R5 thru R7. R190 . End of increases. R187 . R9 thru R11 . slip next st and turn. W&T. K to end of row.R10 . R235 – K to end of row.K up to and including the st before st mkr B. R188 (ruffle short row) – k13. sl the next st. R4 (WS) . repeat from * for each st on needle up to neck edge mkr. K to end of R. pl st mk A on next st. P3. R11 thru R 13 – repeat R3 thru R5. Next row (WS) – K up to and including the st before st mkr A. W&T. M1. Next row (RS) – K to end of R. LEFT WEDGE R1 (RS) – P3. Next rows – repeat R186 thru R193 until one spine st remains (st mkr A. K the st. Begin decreases: R186 – K14. R15 thru R17 – repeat R3 thru R5 R18 thru R185 – Repeat R10 thru R17 21 more times. R12 – K up to and including one st before st mk A. remove st marker A and replace with st mkr B. sl the next st. W&T. K up to and including the st before st mkr B. R8 – K14. W&T. R189 – K to end of short row. pl st mkr B. R191 thru R193 . remove st mkr B and set aside and replace with st mkr A. *insert needle under top wrap on the st and then into the st. R7 – K to end of short row. W&T. K wrap and st tog. remove mkr A. sl the next st.K up to and including the 2nd st before st mkr A. R237 – K to end of short row. R236 (ruffle short row) – k13. remove st mkr B and set aside and replace with stitch marker A.   4   . R2 – (ruffle short row) – k13. last st before ruffle st mkr). R13 thru R15 – repeat R5 thru R7 R14 thru R233 – repeat R8 thru R15 29 more times. K2tog.repeat R187 thru R189. W&T R3 – K to end of short row.sl 1. remove st mkr B and set aside and replace with stitch marker A. R234 – K up to and including the st before st mkr B.

K14. WS – wrong side. bring yarn forward. R239 thru R241 . Remove st markers A and B. Do not pin or stretch. ABBREVIATIONS BO _ bind off CO – cast on K – knit K2tog – knit two stitches together M1 – make one. Next row (WS) – K to neck edge st marker. R – row P . Next Rs – repeat R1 thru R4 until no body sts remain. K the st. Next Rs – repeat previous 2 rows until 3 sts remain. stitches st mkr – stitch marker W&T – sl st to right needle. slip st back to other needle. K to end of short row. R4 – K to neck edge st marker. turn work wrapping yarn around st. sl sts back onto needle and knit. K to ruffle st marker. End of ruffle short rows. place on one leg of stitch and close marker. P – purl.R238 . Patricia Brunner copyright 2011   5   . P3.repeat 235 thru R237.purl pl st mk A or B – open locking marker. Next Rs – repeat R234 thru R241 until all spine stitches between neck edge st marker and ruffle st marker are knitted. lay flat to dry.k13.P3. pat gently to shape. sl – slip SSK – sl 2 sts one at a time purlwise. RS – right side. P3. SSK. BO FINISHING Weave in ends. pl st mk A on next st. Next R – K to edge st marker. sts – stitch. remove st marker A and replace with st mkr B. K to end of row. SSK. R2 . Next R – P3. st. Wash gently by hand. W&T.K up to and including one st before st mk A. LEFT FRONT R1 (RS) . Remove ruffle st marker. P3. R3 – sl 1. sl next st and turn. Wrap yarn around thumb counter-clockwise and place on needle.

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