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January 14 2011
March 25 2011
Project info
Miss Austen
Cameo Shawl by Louisa Harding
Needles & yarn
1,120 yards
Louisa Harding Yarns Glisten
4 skeins = 372.0 yards (340.2 meters), 200 grams
Louisa Harding Yarns Grace Silk & Wool
5 skeins = 550.0 yards (502.9 meters), 250 grams
Louisa Harding Yarns Sari Ribbon
3 skeins = 198.0 yards (181.1 meters), 150 grams

I fell in love with Louisa Harding’s Cameo shawl the moment I saw it on the cover of Pretty Knits!

I have been wanting to knit this beautiful shawl for a very long time. I feel quite lucky with the yarn colors I was able to put together for my version (discontinued colors). I then stashed the yarns for this project.

January 2011: This is my all time most favorite knitting project! I know it is going to be my prettiest knit!

I am obsessed with this beautitul project. I can’t wait to knit a beret, gloves and a purse to wear with it. (Thank goodness I am such a Louisa Harding yarn stasher and have plenty of yarns!)

My ensemble, in my opinion, is quite Jane Austen-ish. I knit it to wear to afternoon tea at the Pump Room in Bath, England, May 16, 2011.

I also knit proper gloves and a beret for Afternoon Tea to match.

Spray/damp blocked. Blocking added about 4” to it’s width. Purchased silver tone European vintage-style buttons.

I love the shoulder shaping design, it fits really nicely with this shaping.

You can read about my Cameo Shawl story on my blog.

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January 14 2011
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by Louisa Harding Yarns
50% Silk, 50% Merino
110 yards / 50 grams
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90% Nylon, 10% Metallic
131 yards / 100 grams
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97% Nylon, 3% Polyester
93 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: June 20, 2009
  • Finished: March 25, 2011
  • Updated: June 17, 2011
  • Progress updates: 12 updates