The Lady and the Chauffeur by Jessica Anderson

The Lady and the Chauffeur

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, after washing and blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 - 1600 yards (732 - 1463 m)
32.5 (37, 41.25, 44.25, 48)”/82.5 (94, 105, 112.5, 122) cm.
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Oh Sweet, sweet Sybil! She is definitely one of my favorite Downtown Abbey characters and oh the tears that I have shed over her no matter how many times I rewatch it. Kim of Kim Dyes Yarn has done an amazing job capturing the magic of these special characters in her Downton Abbey inspired color ways and I was absolutely thrilled when she sent me some skeins of Lady Sybil to play with in my designing. Just like Sybil pushed the boundaries of fashion for her day, I knew that I needed to push my design ideas and find something truly magical to represent Sybil. It also needed to be a sweet, feminine and delicate knit to embrace her gentleness and kindness. I chose a fan lace design for the back panel and a delicate beaded edging, paired with this brilliant pink color, I hope you love it as much as I do and find a moment to cherish Sybil.

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes. Pattern is written with 0-1 inch of positive ease, choose the size closest to your bust measurement, without going over it.
Finished Measurements Chest: 32.5 (37, 41.25, 44.25, 48)”/82.5 (94, 105, 112.5, 122) cm.
Length: 21.5 (22.5, 23.5, 24.75, 26.75)”/54.5 (57, 59.5, 63, 68) cm.
Kim Dyes Yarn Sourdough Sock (fingering weight; 80% superwash merino wool/ 20% nylon; 400 yds/100g per skein): 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) skeins
26 sts and 40 rows/rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Size 3 (3.25mm) 32-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge Notions:
Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, tape measure, 3-4 containers of seed beads size 6/J, with 100 beads per container.

Lace is charted and written.
Pattern includes schematics.