Meg March Shawl

A picture of Meg March Shawl being swirled around the wearer.
Photo © Sue Finch
Photo © Kath Andrews

“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.

The full March Brioche Shawl Collection is also available here.

Yarn: Fyberspates, Vivacious 4ply (100% Merino wool; 365m/100g, LC: Blush, 3 skeins (1040m used), DC: Verdigris, 3 skeins (990m used)

Needles: 4mm circular, 80cm long to start, up to 150cm long AND 5mm needle (for cast-off only)

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!

Notions: 1 lockable stitch marker, tapestry needle

Tension: 10cm2 = 20 sts x 23 rows over Straight Brioche Stitch (Rows 67-68) on smaller needles after gentle blocking.

Sizing: One size – 140cm x 126cm

Language: English