14th CK: Knitting a Jane Eyre Shawl

Becoming Eyre Of Romance

Like most people who knit and watch period pieces on Jane Eyre, Elisabeth Gaskell  and anything Jane Austen. You’re sure to find something to do with sewing or knitting you can’t help falling in love with.

Eyre of Romance a Jane Shawl

This is what happened to me when I watched the 2011 Jane Eyre movie. I fell in love with Miss Eyre’s shawl. And much to my delight someone created a pattern called Eyre of Romance by: Kay Meadors/Natural State Knits.

The Yarn for my Jane Eyre of Romance shawl

The LYS in Prince Rupert

I picked up two skeins in Prince Rupert from a lady who had never knitted before and decided to leave the B&B she had been running for 10+ years to open a yarn shop. If you ever find yourself in Prince Rupert look for the yarn store formally known as (Costal Fibers LYS) this is still the website name. Its new name is ( e’Kletik trading Crafts & Workshop) FB page. Where many other crafts and classes can be found; yarn, knitting, crocheting, felting, furniture, artistic sign painting, aromatherapy and kids crafts. As you can see this was a fantastic store to walk into. Owner and operator is Christy Allen. Everyone in Prince Rupert was very happy to have a yarn store come to town, and Christy has done a beautiful job filling the store with a wide variety of yarn from Canada and internationally.

Website: is Coastal Fibers and Facebook PG: is e’Kletik

The Yarn

The yarn I chose for this project is a lighter weight then what was called for in the Eyre of Romance shawl. I used a 3.75 mm needle for fingering weight yarn. This changes the gauge so my shawl will be a tad bit smaller. Yarn: Fino Délicate + Resplendissante. Colour: Coraline, 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% soie/silk. Yarn amount: 115g/4oz & 370m/400yds. By Julie Asselin Fino and she is based in Quebec, Canada. This yarn is the colour of strawberries and is so soft. 

The Pattern

The Eyre of Romance Jane Shawl: by Key Meadors/Natural State Knits. The yarn she suggests is DK weight with a 5mm needle.

Question:

How do you find your projects? Yarn first or pattern first or a bit of both?

God Bless & Knit On

Thank you, Jennifer

P.S. I will post a picture of the finished shawl.

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