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Lady Mary's Comfort Wrap Free Knitting Pattern

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Lady Mary's Comfort Wrap

This is a sampler-style shawl with instructions included for either beginner or intermediate stitch pattern options throughout. You can mix and match sections from either one, or you can knit the instructions straight through depending on what you fancy. Either way, the result will be unique, based on your preferences! The design is inspired by Lady Mary who is grieving throughout much of season 4 of Downton and I wanted to design a comforting shawl that she might wear during this time. As requested by many KAL participants, I have included cast on instructions for a shorter version of the shawl so that you can adjust for your height or if you'd like to use a bit less yardage.
You can find the original Knit-Along for this pattern on our Downton Abbey Mystery KAL 2014 page on Ravelry.

Note: Leanne's shawlette pictured here features all beginner instructions except for the intermediate border.

Lady Mary's Comfort Wrap

Lorna's Laces Honor yarn Lorna's Laces Honor yarn Lorna's Laces Honor yarn Lorna's Laces Honor yarn Lorna's Laces Honor yarn

Full Downloadable and Printable Pattern

This free pattern is available as a PDF that you can view, download, or print.

We offer both original and text-only PDF options.

Materials:

  • 2 Skeins of Lorna's Laces Honor (Shown in "Bated Breath", which was a Lorna's Limited Edition color for January 2014), OR 550 yards of a DK weight yarn with plenty of drape (factor in extra yardage for the larger size if you do not want to worry about following row gauge closely throughout. 100-150 extra yards should be more than enough.)
  • US size 7 / 4.5mm - 40" or longer circular needle (optional, not included)
  • 9 Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
  • A larger needle (2 sizes larger at least) for creating a loose bind off.
Size:
  • *Large size (shown in photos) in parenthesis.
  • Top Edge: 46.5 (61.5)"
  • Bottom Edge: 94.5 (125.5)"
  • Length at Point (both sizes): 11"
Gauge:
  • 20 sts & 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch
  • *Definitely do a gauge swatch if you aren't sure about gauge. You can rip it out and re-use the yarn afterwards if you need to. Row gauge is VERY important in this pattern since yardage is tight for the larger size. If you don't want to have to worry about row gauge, be sure to reserve extra yarn (about 20% more) for this project than is called for, or knit the smaller size.

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (www.marinade.wordpress.com), her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristen-ashbaugh-helmreich.

For help with any of Kristen's patterns on the JBW Free Patterns Page, feel free to e-mail her directly at: kristen@jimmybeanswool.com.



We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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