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  • Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits 2014

    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!

  • The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits

    Look through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from PieceWork magazine. Enjoy knits inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey.

    This special issue will include:  Knitted garments and accessories—gloves, shawls, sweaters and vests, blouses, hats, purses, and more—for both those upstairs and downstairs. Learn about knitting for the troops during World War I and enjoy articles detailing aspects of the Downton eras:  fashion, history, and culture.