Meg March Shawl
“Just because my dreams are different than yours, it doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.” (Meg March, Little Women)
Meg is a romantic homemaker at heart who battles her unrealistic desire for wealth and finery. This shawl is the largest of the collection (Meg is the eldest sister), definitely romantic in character whilst also being practical and warm and is something Meg would treasure.
Beginning with a single slip stitch and increasing to a staggering number of stitches briefly during the border (1541!), this shawl is fully written with optional charts. The charts are supplied as a separate file.
Many thanks to Nancy Marchant for her work on brioche stitches and terminology, which is used here and to Deb Bramham for her brilliant tech editing.
Fyberspates, Vivacious 4ply (100% Merino wool; 365m/100g
LC: Blush, 3 skeins (1040m)
DC: Verdigris, 3 skeins (990m)
Notes on yardage
My test knitter (thank you Ann Batcheller!) used 991.5m LC and 865m DC which is slightly less than my sample - a swatch is highly recommended!
4mm circular, 80cm long to start, up to 150cm long
5mm needle for cast-off only
1 lockable stitch marker
10cm2 = 20 sts x 23 rows over Straight Brioche Stitch (Rows 67-68) on smaller needles after gentle blocking.
One size – 140cm x 126cm