Amy March Shawl
“The world is hard on ambitious girls.” (Amy March, Little Women)
Amy was a young woman who knew what she wanted and that was some glamour and sparkle in her life. This vibrant shawl reflects that desire, whilst not being so large as to hide her other beautiful clothes – that would never do.
The pattern is fully written with optional charts which are included as a separate file. The shawl begins with a short Italian 2-colour cast-on and there is a link to a video tutorial included in the pattern.
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.
LC: Ovis Yarns, Poppy Sock (100% Bluefaced Leicester; 385m/100g) in Kaleidoscope, 1 skein
DC: Triskelion Yarn, Cywyn Sock (100% Falklands Corriedale; 400m/100g) in A Giant Turtle’s Eyes, 1 skein
Notes on yardage
My sample used 255m of the Light Colour and 264m of the Dark Colour
4mm circular, 60cm long to start, up to 100cm long
1 lockable stitch marker (for br4st dec)
2 stitch markers (for working points)
10cm2 = 16 sts x 18 rows over Straight 2-colour Brioche Stitch (Rows 1-2) when blocked
One size – 128cm at widest point x 62cm as shown on schematic