Monday, April 11, 2011
I Want Jane Eyre's Shawl
indigirl: stylish knits, modern life- how to: substitute yarn
I went to see the newest version of "Jane Eyre" in theaters now. Early in the film Jane is shown wearing a shawl that caught my eye. I instantly thought to myself- that is a side to side garter stitch shawl with short row ruffles. I want to knit it. I got home after ten pm and logged on to the internet to see if the pattern was up yet. I can always count on other intrepid knitters to do the heavy lifting. I was so happy to see the pattern posted for free. You can find it by Googling Jane Eyre shawl and enjoying the search- or you can click here for a direct link via 'Exchanging Fire"
This morning I found the yarn in my stash that I want to use. It is a nice silk and wool blend. However it is a worsted weight and the pattern calls for the use of fingering weight. I am going to start swatching and hope to have a good piece to show the girls at Knitwits Wednesday night. The link to indigirl has an excellent tutorial on yarn substituting that you should read. I never like to reinvent the wheel. Credit goes to those who go before me and make this community of knitting such a pleasure to be part of...