A Book Cover for Edmund Knitting Pattern Download
As the oldest daughter of nine children in a family of little means, Fanny Price may well have been a knitter. In considering Mansfield Park, it is easy to imagine Fanny knitting Edmund a Bible cover as a gift for his ordination, a gift of support as he struggled with his vows and conflict over feelings for Miss Crawford. As a further reminder of their enduring friendship, the book cover features a ribbed horseshoe cable, reflecting the gratitude Fanny had for Edmund's help in overcoming her fear of horses. This resizable book cover can serve the modern knitter as a cover for an Austen novel or a well loved journal, a possession treasured by many an Austen heroine.
Finished Size: 12 ½" wide, 7 ½" tall. Instructions are provided to adjust the size to cover your specific book.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yd [173 m]/113 g): spice, 1 skein for given size (more may be needed for a larger book).
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: ble needle (cn); stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 18 sts and 29 rows = 4" in Rev St st; 16 sts in Ribbed Horseshoe chart = 1 ¾".
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012