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The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits, Digital Edition 2013

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Take a look at knitting through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from the editors of PieceWork magazine. Enjoy 26 knitting patterns inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey. Projects include knitted lace cardigans, socks, knitting for the troops and more!


Indulge in luxury with these patterns fit for any aristocrat. Beautiful lace detailing, beaded embellishments, and classic colorwork mark these elegant garments and accessories. From airy shawls and blouses, to warm coats and gloves, you will feel like royalty with these knits.


These patterns reflect the more reserved of Downton Abbey. While the details are more subtle, they are just as engaging as the Upstairs patterns. From cable work to eyelet lace, the vests, hats, blouses, and jackets found in this section are casual yet sophisticated.

World War I:

Knitting was a huge part of war-time history, whether it was women knitting for the troops or knitting to occupy time while they waited for their soldiers to return home. Here are two patterns that partake in both these. Knit up a hot-water bottle cover that troops would have used or create the V is the Victory vest.

But the patterns aren’t all this magazine has to offer! As with any PieceWork magazine, the feature articles will transport you into the true history that surrounds the fictional setting of Downton Abbey. From the life and times of a British castle, to marrying and English Lord, the feature articles in this issue are enticing and informative.

Order your copy of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits today!

Due to copyright restrictions this magazine is only available for purchase in the United States. This magazine is unofficial and unauthorized. It is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Carnival Film & Television Ltd., it’s writers or producers, or any of its licensees.

Author/Designer: Piecework Editors