WELCOME TO THE SECOND EDITION OF The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits! As in the first, a group of outstanding knitwear designers have used the magnificent PBS series Downton Abbey as the inspiration for twenty-five projects imbued with the spirit of the show and its setting yet perfect for life in the twenty-first century.
In the section titled “A Stylish Life,” you’ll find innovative designs for special occasions for women and men, including the lacy overblouse shown on the cover, elegant scarves, and an intricately cabled Aran sweater. “Everyday Life” is filled with projects to make even the most humdrum day exceptional—the jaunty “Let’s Ride to Ripon Hat” (with its nod to beloved Lady Sybil), dashing driving gloves, and a “Classic Autumn Cardigan.” “Life at Home” offers a beaded lampshade, delightful sewing bags for needlework essentials, a lacy table set, and a sweet embroidered tea cozy. Each section includes projects for both “upstairs” and “downstairs.”
Here’s The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits 2014—happy knitting and happy Downton Abbey watching in January!