Fitzwilliam's Gift Knitting Pattern Download
During the Regency era, the East India Company had been well established in London for over one hundred years, and Indian shawls were a particularly precious import. Imagine Fitzwilliam Darcy (one of the few
men who could afford such a thing) going up to London to purchase a luxurious shawl as a special gift for Elizabeth Bennet. Knit your very own gorgeous shawl with Karen Joan Raz's instructions.
Finished Size: About 20" wide and 80" long.
Yarn: Handmaiden Lace Silk (100% silk; 1,000 yd [900 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): tourmaline, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: 1,200 size 8 /0 Toho round seed beads in light ivory ceylon; size 13 (0.85 mm) crochet hook for beading; waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 22 sts and 23 rows = 4" in Body patt.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits 2014