Mie – The English Translation

Design: Rachel Søgaard

This shawl is knit in the softest merino, with no purl stitches, sideways, using short rows to form the ruffles.

1st edition – March 2011 © Filcolana A / S

fingering weight / 4 ply yarn yarn in three coordinating colors: main color (MC), contrasting color (CC) and edging (ED)
Suggested yarn: Filcolana Arwetta ekstra fin merino (100 grams in colorway 516, 100 grams in colorway 1061, and 50 grams in colorway 243)
Circular needles sized 4 mm (6 US), 60 cm (24 inches) in length
Crochet hook 4 mm (size G)
1 stitch marker

Length 160 cm (63 inches)
Width (at widest point): 43 cm (17 inches)

22 sts and 44 rows in garter stitch on size 4 mm needles (6 US) = 10 x 10 cm (4 inches square)

M1 – Knit through the back of the loop in chain between the space between sts, as it suits.

Color Changes:
To get a nice edge along the top of the shawl (where there is not a crocheted edge) cross the yarns the same way, every change of color.

Knit all rows (back and forth on circular needle).
Cast on 16 sts with MC.
Row 1: Knit 2 sts, PM, knit 14 knit sts.
Row 2: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 3: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 4: Knit 16 sts
Row 5: (CC): 2 knit sts, M1 before the marker, slip marker, knit 14.
Row 6: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 7: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 8: Knit 17 sts.
Row 9 (MC): Knit 17 sts.
Row 10: Knit 10, turn.
Row 11: Knit 10, turn.
Row 12: Knit 17 knit sts.
Row 13 (CC): Knit 3 sts, M1 before the marker, slip marker, knit 14 .
Row 14: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 15: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 16: Knit 18 sts.
Repeat rows 9-16, each time increasing at the row 13 and therefore 1 st more before stitch marker.
When increased a total of 75 times (= 91 sts, ending with 16th row), knit rows 9-12, then again the 9-12 rows with ED, so with MC and again with CC.

Now dec where before you were to inc:
Row 1 (MC): Knit until 2 sts before the stitch marker, k2tog, knit 14 sts.
Row 2: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 3: Knit 10 sts turn.
Row 4: Knit all sts.
Row 5 (CC): Knit all sts.
Row 6: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 7: Knit 10 sts, turn.
Row 8: Knit all sts.

Repeat row 1-8 until there is 17 sts left. Knit rows 1-3 once. Cast off.

Crochet an edging along the edge of the ruffle with ED. Crochet 1 dc in each garter stitch.
Weave in ends.
Soak shawl, gentle spin and lay flat to dry.


Thanks goes to out to Svipser on Ravelry, for looking over my translation and making final corrections. If anyone has any additional corrections to make to the translation of this pattern, please contact me by email and I’ll be happy to make any necessary changes.

14 thoughts on “Mie – The English Translation

  1. Courtney

    THANK YOU!!!

    I saw the movie last night and came home all whipped into a frenzy to knit a shawl like Jane’s for myself! I can’t wait to cast on … thanks for translating!

  2. Jill

    Thank you for this lovely pattern! So simple and yet elegant. And it’s knit sideways (always a good thing for me!).

  3. amanda {the habit of being}

    i haven’t seen the movie because i’m not sure i need to see ANOTHER version of jane eyre but i caught your post via sweatergirls’ blog and loved the shawl. so happy to see you’ve translated this – sometimes, it’s the simple things that become the things you use most 🙂

  4. sarah1ouise

    This is simply beautiful – I am registered on this site for my mum who is the knitter & spinner. She has a passion for shawls and has made me some very intricate lace shawls for my babies christenings. She, too loves Jane Eyre. She will love it. Thank you so much!

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  6. Leonora

    Thank you for this pattern. Unfortunately it is not exactly like the one in the film. That had a diagonal pattern at the mid centre seam in the back – there was no join. This would make the cape fall in a much more elegant way. HOw to do it? Over to you!

    1. LadyDanio Post author

      Sorry, it’s not my pattern, just the English translation of this pattern. At the time, it was the one I could find that most closely resembled the shawl in the movie.

  7. Portuguese Princess

    I am not familiar with this yarn. Could you please give a little more info about it, like yardage per 100gms. And where to find it. And/or possible substitutions. Is it really fingering weight? Like sock yarn? Being done on a 4mm needle? Thank you. It is lovely!

    1. LadyDanio Post author

      Sorry, this isn’t my pattern – I just translated it, so I’ve never heard of that yarn before. You might try looking the yarn up on Ravelry and seeing if it is listed in the database there.

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