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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Adela
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, k2tog, k3tog, ktbl, M1, purl, p2tog, p3tog, Provisional Cast On, skp, sk2p, ssk, yo, 1/1 cables

Pattern Description:

Winner of the Elann Winter 2012 Designer Contest!

Diana Rigg on PBS's Mystery! introduces Gladys Mitchell's 1920's criminologist and amateur sleuth, Mrs. Adela Bradley, this way: "Over the course of some sixty-six mysteries, Adela Bradley married and divorced three husbands, was made a Dame of the British Empire, and a consultant to the British Home Office. She also developed prodigious abilities at pub darts, snooker, billiards, and knife throwing. One thing she cannot do is knit."

So, for Adela -- mondaine, cosmopolitan and woman of impeccable fashion sense -- a unique and beautiful lace scarf to match her individuality!

A captivating scalloped-edge lace scarf whose mirrored pattern extends from the centre out. The thematic eyelet end edgings are knit on. Stitch patterns are charted as well as written out.

A Note of Thanks: Once again I've drawn on the stitch design magic of the talented Annie Maloney - thank you Annie for sharing your brilliance!


30 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch


  • NEEDLES 2.75mm / US2 or size required to obtain gauge 2.75mm / US2 / C crochet hook for Provisional Cast On (PCO)
  • YARN 3 balls Elann Peruvian Baby Cashmere (60% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 10% cashmere; 109yds / 100m per 7/8oz / 25g ball) in Parchment

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS Stitch markers (optional), waste yarn for PCO, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

327 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Elann Peruvian Baby Cashmere



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An adult educator by training, technical author and lifelong knitter, crocheter and seamstress, I have had the good fortune to be able to indulge my love of all things fibre by being a full-time ...

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