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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jane Austen Knits Again

The newest Jane Austen Knits is here!
I must admit, I scoffed a bit when the first issue arrived last year.  How many Austen-inspired knits could people actually design?  Quite a few, it turns out.  And there have been really lovely pieces in each and every issue.
I love the Sensible Shawl.  Garter stitch, a little sawtooth edge, and some ties in the perfect and cozy.  We just received boxes of Berroco Peruvia, which would be ideal for this lovely shawl.
I like the Delaford Wrap and the Walking to Meryton Bonnet, too.
The wrap is L-shaped, so I feel like it would stay put, and the bonnet has some interesting construction and shaping details.  This would be really nice in Dream in Color Classy or Schaefer Chris.
Emma's Overdress, shown in red below, is such an unusual design, and the Kellynch Tunic is so pretty and feminine in Classic Elite Soft Linen.
These are painfully adorable: the Regency Bolero and Bonnet and Wristlets for Baby Emma.  The bolero would be perfect in Cascade 220 Sport, and the baby items are knit with sock weight yarn.
Of course, there is a tea cozy.
And a vest that is a true labor of love.
I find this military-inspired spencer sweater quite intriguing, although I doubt I would wear it in the garden.  It's designed with Cascade 220, which we have in great supply right now.
This hat cracks me up.  I'm not so sure that I could pull it off, but I'm guessing many of you all could.
Fanny's Chemisette is an interesting little piece.
The Misses Bertram Wrap is unusual and pretty, too.
Wouldn't the Netherfield Evening Bag make a lovely gift?  Knit with just 2 balls of Louisa Harding Mulberry Silk, it would be a quick knit, too.
The Pleated Neck Scarf is knit with Kid Silk Haze, and the Lady Russel Shawl is generous and beautiful.
The Jane magazines always contain some really interesting historical articles, too.  I know many of you have begun collecting these magazines, so come see us!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, Leah, in being surprised at how many lovely knits Jane Austen's writing has inspired. But you're right, every issue has several great patterns. And of course, they are all timeless, so perfect for stashing away until there is time to knit something special.