Happily at the Abbey
Welcome to the Downton Abbey Mystery Crochet Along 2016! Kristen of Marinade Designs, Jimmy Beans Wool, and I are celebrating the final season of this epic saga with a Mystery Knit and Crochet Along! You can get in on all the action and discussion by visiting the Jimmy Beans Wool Group!
If you’re a knitter wondering why I’m talking crochet, don’t worry, you can find the Downton Abbey MKAL pattern and information by visiting Kristen of Marinade Designs’ Raverly Store!
The Yarn: Designed in the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition color, Yorkshire Skies, available only at Jimmy Beans Wool, you will need 2 skeins of this color in Solemate, or about 850 yards of fingering weight yarn. I suggest something that drapes nicely!
The Design: This is an intermediate level crochet shawl. I’ve designed it with the intention that it will not be difficult to crochet while you’re taking in the latest episode of Downton, but if you are a beginner crocheter keep in mind this project may take some extra concentration.
Clue Release Schedule: (all clues released in the early AM - PST!)
Update as of 2/14 - in order to keep the list of threads in the JBW Group from causing headaches, we’ve “unstickied” older clues so they are not bumped to the top of the viewable list. You can still access them at the links below!
CLUE 1 - Sunday, January 3rd Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 2 - Sunday, January 10th Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 3 - Sunday, January 17th Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 4 - Sunday, January 24th Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 5 - Sunday, January 31st Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 6 - Sunday, February 7th - Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 7 - Sunday, February 14th - Crochet Help & Spoilers
CLUE 8 - Sunday, February 21st - Crochet Help & Spoilers
The season finale episode airs on March 6th. Kristen and I are not releasing a clue this day to allow for any catch up for anyone who falls behind on their knitting or crocheting, and so you can really soak up all the Downton-ee goodness as this series comes to an end. We’re hoping all (if not most) of you are able to finish by the final episode so we can all show off our fabulous FOs!
In addition to yarn you will need:
A US C (2.75mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
I also suggest locking stitch makers. While not a must, the certainly come in handy!
24 stitches and 14 rows on a US C in double crochet / 4 inches, unblocked
22 stitches and 16 rows on a US C in single crochet / 4 inches, unblocked