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Anne Elliot's Fichu Knitting Pattern Download

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"Fichu, part of a woman's underclothing. It is a square or rectangular piece of muslin, or of another white or coloured cloth, or even silk, which is folded in two at the angles and covers the neck. The point of the fichu falls in the middle of the back and covers the shoulders; the extremities are crossed in front and cover the chest; but with white skin, curves, firm flesh and a bosom, even the most innocent peasant woman knows how to let just enough show by arranging the folds of her fichu." . Denis Diderot (1756)

Anne Elliot is one of my favorite Jane Austen characters; she's already lived life and learned from it. I chose a fichu because as a spinster she would have probably worn one for modesty, but a fichu can still be flirtatious, which shows the hope Anne carries with her when Captain Wentworth returns.

Finished Size: 42½" wide and 43½" long.
Yarn: A Verb for Keeping Warm Reliquary II (80% superfine Merino, 20% silk; 875 yd [800 m]/100 g): filigree, 2 skeins.
Yarn Weight: #1 - Super Fine
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): 40" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Waste yarn for Provisional CO; markers (m; 3 in one color and 1 in another for beg of rnd); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 33 sts and 36 rows = 4" in Shawl Center pattern st.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012


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