When imagining the colors for the Lady Catherine de Bourgh Regency Edition colors I wondered what it would be like to spend an evening at Rosings Park. Perhaps I would have to spend the evening listening to Mr. Collins drone on about how expensive the glazing was. More importantly would I be able to keep my wits about me while in the intimidating presence of Lady Catherine. Honestly, I think I might just try to avoid the whole thing by grabbing my shawl and going for a walk.
I absolutely love the look of Regency period shawls and when looking back on many of the painted images, prints, and even historical pieces in museums I love the fact that each one is so long that it nearly touches the floor. And I knew wanted this shawl to reflect the style of those period shawls yet still feel modern at the same time.
This particular shawl has a shallow crescent shape giving you just enough to cover your shoulders while at the same time giving you the length of its historical counterpart. And I think that Lady Catherine herself would approve of this shawl.
Yarn: Pandia’s Jewels Snug Fingering Weight
Colors that were used in the sample:
• Color A: A prettyish kind of wilderness
• Color B: I am most seriously displeased
• Color C: Shades of Pemberley
Yardage: Approximately 819 yards used including fringe. Used Colors B for fringe in sample shawl.
Needle: US Size 5 (3.75mm) 37” circular needle
Gauge: 6 sts and 8 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette.
Notions: Tapestry Needle & Crochet Hook (optional)
Finished Measurements: 105 inch wingspan, 20.5 inches at its widest part. Measurements taken after blocking and do not include fringe.
While this pattern has written instructions please think of them more as guidelines, feel free to mix things up by making each section as short or as long as you would like. Please keep in mind that if you make alterations your yardage will change.
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