Georgiana Shawlette Knitting Pattern Download
Fashionable women of the Regency period favored beautifully draped sheer gowns in delicate shades of white and pale pastels. The necklines of their evening dresses were often cut quite low in the French fashion to highlight the chest area, and young British women would use diaphanous scarves trimmed with delicate lace to tuck into their bodices and cover their shoulders in the more modest, and warmer, British style. These gossamer scarves serves as an inspiration for Georgiana. Named for Mr. Darcy's beautiful younger sister, Georgiana is worked in colorful fingering-weight yarn for a modern twist. The open lace is framed by two areas of more solid stitches. the fan lace, which shapes the bottom edge, and the short-row stockinette section at the neck. The shawlette is worked in one piece starting with the cast-on at the bottom edge of the lace panels, followed by the short-rows that shape its crescent form.
Finished Size: About 36" wide at neck edge, 100" wide at lower edge, and 16" tall at center point.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash Merino wool; 395 yd [361 m]/100 g): grove, 2 skeins.
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Sizes 8, 9, and 10 (5, 5.5, and 6 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; blocking pins; markers (optional).
Gauge: 14 sts and 35 rows = 4" in St st on smallest needle, after blocking.
Originally Published:Jane Austen Knits, 2011