Brontë Sister Shawl by Lindsey Fowler

Brontë Sister Shawl

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1200 yards (823 - 1097 m)
One Size - 30" x 70"
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“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

This shawl is the second in my series of shawls inspired by literary sisters (fictional and otherwise). I drew inspiration from the peak of autumn and the incomparable Brontë sisters, and Kemper’s (of Junkyarn). The shawl ties together motifs of Gothic houses, quatrefoils and rows of books. Its finished with dramatic poms and tassels and I have included a variety of options to help make the shawl uniquely you.

Thank you so much for your support of this pattern. I cant wait to see your shawl! Please use the tag #brontesistershawl to share with me on instagram! Seeing your yarn choices and watching your progress is the greatest joy. Happy knitting!


  • Size US 4 Needles
  • 3 100g Skeins of Fingering Weight Yarn (See below for specific yardage)
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Preferred supplies to make tassels and pom poms
  • Blocking supplies (For shawls this size I recommend blocking wires)

Sample knit with Junkyarn
Boss Sock Fingering in Charlotte, Shirley & Daphne

This shawl can be knit as a 3 color shawl or in a single color. Either way, it will require 3 skeins total.

Estimated yardage for each color is as follows:
Color A (Gray): 300yds
Color B (Cream): 370yds
Color C (Mauve): 230yds

13 stitches x 17 rows = 2” stockinette unblocked

30” at deepest x 70” wingspan

A major thank you to my collaborator on this beauty, kemper who shared my vision for something special and whose yarn brought this pattern to life.

Also rougeau26, one of my fiber besties and the muse and photographer for the beautiful photos and her speedy stitching.

And all my amazing testers tdolev, birchandlily, SFD113, Kelsey122896, transitory and others! You are all brilliant and I couldn’t have done it without you.