THE “LADY EDITH’S LONDON NIGHTS SHAWL” PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A PDF PATTERN TO PURCHASE HERE OR ON RAVELRY. TO PURCHASE NOW, FOR $5.00, CLICK ON THE FIRST PHOTO. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED ANY HELP, FIND ERRORS, OR WISH TO COMMENT.
I chose the yarn I’m using for my crocheted “Lady Edith’s London Nights Shawl” because the flame orange in it reminded me of the colours Lady Edith wore for the London evening party given by suitor Michael Gregson to introduce her to his literary friends.
I love how this wool/cotton/nylon blend yarn drapes in single crochet, so am continuing Lady Edith’s shawl with it as the edge and background stitch. Knitted Garter stitch edges are often used to stop the edges from curling, but though crochet edges don’t tend to curl this shawl will have a simple edging crocheted on. I am, however, making a second shawl–“Tea With Lady Grantham”– that will use more textured stitches to create a defined edging as you make it, so you please read the next post to see the second version before you decide which to make. Both shawls will have the same size and shaping as the knit “Downton Abbey Mystery KAL 2014”–a crescent shaped shawl that is worked from the top down.
FOR GAUGE AND YARN AND HOOK INFORMATION SEE YESTERDAY’S POST. IF YOU FIND AN ERROR, PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE ON THE CONTACT FORM OR ON FACEBOOK. IF YOU NEED HELP, PLEASE ASK ME.
ABREVIATIONS & NOTES
sc = single crochet; ch = chain; inc = increase; dec = decrease
sc4 = make 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 (or other number given)
Please measure after you Chain 201–it should be about 40 inches!
Markers can be a different coloured thread you move up as you work, or purchased markers, or simple hand-crafted ones like my bejeweled Christmas ornament hangers!
Copyright Note: the Downton Abbey tv set photos are not my copyright; they were found on the internet but clearly Copyright is held by the TV studios. I am using them only demonstrate fashion and social norms of the era.