Beth March Shawl

Photo © Kath Andrews
Photo © Kath Andrews
photo © Kath Andrews
Photo © Kath Andrews

“I’m not like the rest of you. I never made any plans about what I’d do when I grew up.” (Beth March, Little Women)

Beth is the second youngest of the March sisters, who is only comfortable at home or playing the piano. She never does get to grow up, but hopefully, a practical shoulder-warming shawl like this would have been a comfort to her.

This shawl begins with the Italian 2-colour cast on for which a link to video tutorial is included in the pattern. The pattern is fully written with optional charts that are supplied as a separate file.

The full March Brioche Shawl Collection is also available here.

Yarn: The Knitting Goddess UK, 4 ply Britsock, (40% Polwarth Wool, 20% Alpaca, 20% Nylon, 20% Wensleydale Wool, 400m/100g)

LC: Semi Solid Heather, 1 skein (352m used)

DC: Circling Red, 1 skein (316m used)

Needles: 4mm circular, 60cm long to start, up to 100cm long AND
5mm needle (for cast-off only)

1 lockable stitch marker
Tapestry needle

10cm2 = 15 sts x 23 rows over Straight 2-colour Brioche Stitch (Rows 1-2) on smaller needles when blocked.

One size – 128.5cm at widest point 


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