To Eyre ...

Please know, first off, that I usually avoid copying other knit designs like the plague.
But exceptions must be made from time to time.
This time, the shawls worn in the new Jane Eyre film are so sweet and so simple
and were demanding so vociferously to be knitted, that I couldn't stop myself.

It seem that there are actually two garter stitch shawls in the film - one is quite abbreviated;
the other is fuller and longer both front and back.
The 2 versions I came up with are both somewhere in between.

This is version 1 - its back has short-row darts and a ruffle that deepens moving from front to back.

and the front is minimal, with just a bit of stuff over the shoulders ... almost a cap-sleeve effect.

Here's version 2, with a wider straighter back, a little more fabric over the arm, and it's also slightly longer in front.

Finished Sizes:
Version 1 - Two sizes: smaller, larger (in parentheses)
Length: 47" / 120 cm, (53" / 135 cm) from tip to tip across top
70" / 178 cm, (83" /211 cm) from tip to tip around bottom
Center back length: 17_" / 44.5 cm, (19_" / 49 cm).

Version 2 - One size
Length: 46_" / 118 cm from tip to tip across top
56" / 142 cm from tip to tip around bottom, excluding ruffle
Center back length: 13" / 33 cm

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply Brigadoon (100% merino tweed), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere) or Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora); each (125 m/50 g): 4 skeins for Version 1 smaller size, 5 skeins each for Version 1 larger and Version 2. (shown in Brigadoon stone)

If substituting homespun or another light worsted weight yarn, estimated yardage requirements are 495 yd / 452 m for Version 1 smaller size, 630 yd / 576 m for Version 1 larger size and 610 yd / 557 m for Version 2.

Needles & Notions: Size 7 / 4.5 mm., stitch markers

Gauge: 18 sts = 4" / 10 cm in garter st; row gauge will vary greatly over the garment

knit To Eyre ... here.

This pattern is the result of a long and frequently interesting Ravelry forum discussion. For the back story, check out Needlework on the Net's shawl in new Jane Eyre movie