Downton Abbey Knit Along - Pinterest Board & Inspirations

Friday, January 4, 2013


we've got a pinboard for our downton abbey knit along! woot woot!  i started putting together a downton abbey roundup and well....got overwhelmed.  i think i just love downton abbey too much..lol.  the post would have been way too long to put up on here so trust me when i say that a pin board was a much better solution.  now you can all view it and get inspired!  it doesn't mean my roundups are gone, just that for this kal i'm going to try something new.


the lucy hat by carina spencer
i added to the pin board most of the pattern suggestions or patterns chosen by our knit along members chatting in our ravelry group.  we're getting all excited and fired up to get clicking.  2 more sleeps people and we can cast on!  hats have been a hugely popular choice for this knit along and the pattern pictured above is by far the most popular one.  isn't it lovely?  it's called the lucy hat and is by carina spencer.  i almost squealed (ok, i did squeal) when i saw the pic at the start of the post of mary! so awesome!!! how cool that they match so well? are you making a hat?

before you ask what pattern and yarn am i using i can't say yet! hehehe, you'll have to wait till next wed!  i still have to do my swatch though.  remember how important gauge is ladies.  here's a helpful post we did on the importance of swatching.  it's better to make yourself do a swatch then to knit a whole project only to have it not work out.  it hurts...trust me on that one :)  and for those of you still choosing yarns etc i've also added our link for help with that as well.

- gauge and what it is
- choosing yarns stress free

*you can find tons of helpful links and resources on our permanent kal page.  you can also click on each knit along and find a handy page with all the links, guest posts and helpful info from each knit along.  i refer to these on a regular basis.  i'm always learning something new.


and just for fun i thought we could take a little quiz to see which member of the abbey we are most like.  what was your answer?  i was surprised at mine! p.s. i love seeing the cast members of downton all dressed up in clothes from present time.  so lovely! i couldn't resist pinning some and also some gorgeous shots of the men of downton from GQ mag. they are my fave!!!! love them!


 

you can follow along with all things downton abbey knit along here:

and don't forget to sign up. you must be signed up & have a project started to be eligible for the awesome giveaway at the end of the knit along and remember you can knit or crochet :)


alrighty my friends, head on over to the pinterest board and have some fun!  i had a great time finding some fun images from the show as well.  if there are patterns you have chosen or you would love to see pinned on the board please let me know in the comments below and i'll add them in :)

p.s. i know a lot of you are signed up for the jimmy beans wool mysterl downton kal and i just wanted to mention again that you ARE ALLOWED to join our knit along making their mystery pattern :) we've had this kal planned for months and i want all of you able to join in on the fun!!! so sign up & let's all dish & knit along to the downton!

24 comments:

  1. Couldn't resist the quiz either...apparently I'm Anna! That makes me happy (yes, I know she's not a real person, but still. haha)

    Can't wait to cast on!

    Happy Weekend...xoxo

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    1. Hahaha, we're kindred spirits! I knew it! I'm Anna too! <3

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  2. I thought I would be Anna, but apparently I am most like Mary. As much as I love the character, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

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    1. I don't think that's a bad thing. She has many positive attributes :)

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  3. I'm Anna too, no surprise there :)

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  4. Fun quiz - I'm Anna as well. Looking forward to the KAL and LOVE that hat!!!

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  5. oh goodness - I'm Anna too :) I was thinking - "say Sybill, say Sybill - or at least the Grandmother - but no. Anna. Must be the cuppa.

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  6. Wow! So many Anna's! That's funny but also weird...lol. No wonder we all like the same things :)

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  7. What a great idea!!! I love the pin-board. My yarn won't arrive in time, unfortunately, but I am hoping that early next week it'll make its way to Montreal. I am so excited about this I can't even put it into words!!!

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  8. Anna too! I'm not very surprised though. And I answered lemonade for my drink, so it's not the cuppa joe. But considering how shy I can be and how gaga I am for my older man....I often relate to her. Lol. I was just taking the quiz thinking "please not Edith" hahaha.

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  9. Ok, I just took the test, and.....Anna. Freaky, right.

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  10. Omigosh I loooove your pinboard! So gorgeous and inspirational! Okay I'm an Anna too. This is getting weird. ;)

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  11. ummm and just when i thought my queue couldn't possibly get bigger, it has exploded. gah. i need so many yarns,.. because i HAVE to knit everything!!!! xoxo hm i think i should do this quiz. and also, i can't remember if i signed up or not. does it add you twice if you've forgotten you've signed up? xo

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  12. That hat is amazing... and I have yet to even see an episode of Downtown Abbey. (Sounds like I need to get to watching!)

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  13. This is so funny... I don't even believe in these types of quizzes, but could not resist and... I am one of my favourite characters in Downton... Anna!

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  14. I'm Sybil. I can't wait for the KAL to start, this is my first time participating in a KAL.

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  15. Another Anna here! Haha, not one bit surprising.

    I've been eyeing that hat for a while...it's so gorgeous. I can't decide if I'm brave enough to try it (or try wearing it). ;)

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  16. I just love, love, love that hat!

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  17. That hat is SO gorgeous! I immediately sent this link to my mom (the only knitter in my family) and hope one will show up for my birthday. :-)

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  18. I am Anna.
    I too love this hat but am not sure my knitting skills are upto it. I do plan on doing the KAl but haven't settled on anything yet.

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  19. I am also an Anna!
    I knit 2 Lucy hats for Christmas, and for one, I left the brim down. I little more "cloche-y" that way. I have also knit a few side-slip cloches. I really don't need another cloche but I will probably make another for the KAL. They are my fave style, after all. I have knit the short version of the Ripley hat by Ysolde many times, but never for myself, so I may do one of those. Or fingerless mitts. Or both. ;) I made up a fingerless mitt pattern to go with the Lucy hat for holiday gifts. I can pass it along, if anyone is interested, and I can figure out how the heck to do it.
    So excited! I don't have cable, but my mom is PVRing it for me. And someone has promised it to me this week on a usb stick - fingers crossed!
    So anyway, my suggestions to add to the Pinterest board are the Ripley Hat and the Zelda hat from Knitscene. Also a cloche style, and easy to whip up.

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  20. I'm an Anna too! Hmmm... Well I am a beginning knitter. I was on 3 months of strict bedrest during the summer so I watched a lot of tutorials and videos to learn some very basic skills. I'm not participating in the official KAL but I am attempting to make a coaster lol! I get frustrated a lot so I might stop and work on my rice heat pack and my daughter's "boo-boo pack." Happy Downton day! I love this show!

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  21. Is it for real because I'm an Anna too! I joined KAL and this will be my first. Just gotta get my yarn so I can start! Also, I just started watching season 2 so I'm a little behind in the series.

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  22. that looks so fun. i might just join in.

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