Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's Here!

The "Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits" magazine from Piecework is on the newsstands!  I couldn't be more excited, as THREE of the projects were designed by ME!

"Chilly Morning Cosycoat" was originally published in the 1918 edition of Fleisher's Knitting & Crocheting Manual, as was the "Anita" Bolero Jacket (below)

 "Gentleman's Golfing Stockings" were originally published in the 1904 edition of Weldon's Practical Stocking Knitter

As always, the talented Piecework staff and photographers have made my designs look like a million bucks.  I LOVE the cuffs on those stockings, and when my tree trunk legs are thinner, I'm going to wear those suckers while I swan around the neighborhood.  That little sleeveless jacket is so cute, I'm really pleased with how it came out.  And the bolero jacket is interesting to knit, the body is knit vertically from edge to edge in one piece (sleeve are knit side to side too).  My crocheting skills were just good enough to produce buttonholes on the jacket.  It's a really modern looking take on the Edwardian era garter stitch cardigan -- 1900s knitters seemed to love a garter stitch jacket.

Anyways, I'm a little bit famous :-)  There are tons of neat patterns in this issue -- if you love Downton Abbey (as I do), you'll definitely want to buy this one!


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Congratulations on the three patterns! I just picked up my copy of the magazine and am loving it. Your work with the vintage styling on those patterns is amazing - as a history geek, I was really interested in the history behind the pieces.

Katie said...

Yay! Love all of them, so exciting!

Katie said...

Yay! Love all of them, so exciting!