Reason & Passion - Free Shawl Pattern


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This free shawlette pattern is an exclusive Designs by Jayalaskhmi for Biscotte Yarns with our Dk Pure .

In the novel “Jane Eyre”, Charlotte Bronte uses her characters to embody aspects of reason and passion – two opposite aspects that also serve as constant themes throughout the book. Jane’s actions and reactions are governed by her rational thoughts and passions. Jane’s sense of reasoning overrides her passion in her decision making. She fights to remain as she is instead of conforming to Mr. Rochester’s standards.

This shawl is an ode to the two polarizing aspects of Jane Eyre. The shawl is a two-color crescent-shaped shawl with an embossed leaf/vine running horizontally across the bottom of the shawl and a garter/stocking stitch body knit vertically to the top cast off edge. This is perhaps the most graceful of all the embossed leaf lace patterns. The leaf lace pattern is knit first using main color (MC) for the total length of the shawl. Using a contrast color (CC), the stitches for the body are then picked up along an edge of the lace, and knit to a crescent shape using German short rows. The design provides a choice of either a garter body or a stockinette stitch body, followed by an eyelet border.


  • Yarn: Biscotte Yarns DK Pure (90% Merino Superwash, 10% Silk; 260 yards [238 meters]/115 grams): Betterave (1 skein), La Vie en Rose (1 skein)
  • Needles: US size 8 (5 mm) 32” circular needles
  • Notions: Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

Gauge - 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Size: 55” [114 cm] along top edge, 75” [140 cm)] along bottom edge, after wet blocking.
14” [36 cm] deep at center x 10” [25 cm] wide at the ends.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Manon Veillette
Projet futur

Il fait partie de mes projets futur

Isabelle Henri
Patron agréable

J'ai beaucoup aimé tricoter ce foulard. Pour la partie du croissant, je n'ai pas fait les German Short Rows, je n'ai que relevé les mailles et tricoté quelques rangs jersey puisque je n'arrivais pas à bien comprendre comment faire mais j'ai fait les rangs d'oeillets. J'ai utilisé une laine autorayante et ca a bien sorti!

Mini châle Passion et raison

Je n'ai pas compris à quoi servait le point German short row dans un châle. Autrement dit la section du croissant en rangs raccourcis n'était pas claire pour moi. J'ai remplacé le tout par 4 rgs de jersey et la rangée d'oeillets et une fermeture en i-cord 3.

Denyse Grenier
Mini châle

Je n’ai pas reçu le patron du mini châle merci


Le patron semble bien intéressant. Il fait maintenant partie des projets que j'aimerais réaliser.