Delaford Wrap Knitting Pattern Download
I wondered about Elinor Ferrars (nae Dashwood) and how she'd mature in her marriage with Edward. I chose a lace pattern composed of a diamond and leaf combination as I daydreamed about Elinor's life in the parsonage; the diamond shape reminds me of the window panes I have seen in buildings from that time period. A cable spine divides the back panel and runs around all edges of the wrap, enveloping the wearer in warmth and elegance with an essence of home. Elinor would likely knit and sew to keep her family clothed and warm.
Finished Size: 65¼" long (from corner to side panel bind-off) and 24¼" wide while blocking (see Notes).
Yarn: Madelinetosh, Tosh DK (100% Superwash Merino; 225 yd [206 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #983 oxblood, 5 skeins.
Gauge: 17 sts and 21 rows = 4" in Side Lace Panel relaxed; 13 sts and 17 sts = 4" in Side Lace Panel stretched for blocking (see Notes).
Needles: Markers (m); stitch holder or waste yarn; tapestry needle; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook for cast-on.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Fall 2012