Sunday, January 26, 2014

Downton Abbey Mystery KAL Week #4

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to week #4 of the Downton Abbey Mystery KAL! You will notice that this week is a much lighter knitting week than the last couple of weeks. This is primarily because we do have a large number of stitches on the needles at this point and I want to make sure you have plenty of time to do the knitting between weeks. 

Also, you'll notice I've left the stitch counts off of this week's clue. I had a few folks suggest that I only provide them on the Monday post in order to keep the air of mystery. Last week, it was way too easy to tell which order the clues go in, which doesn't really give anyone any reason to follow the show. I was just so worried after week two that I think I over-compensated a bit to make week 3 extra clear and in the process, made it too clear. I think I've found the balance this week. If you are heavily relying on the stitch counts, I do recommend you wait until tomorrow to start knitting this week's clue and just enjoy watching the show and taking notes on the prompts this evening, perhaps with a bit of wine in hand? :)

A few people were very concerned last week about running out of yarn. You should have started your new ball of yarn in Week 3. If you started it earlier then that, be sure to check your row gauge to make sure you are on target. Otherwise, if you started in week 3, you should be fine.

Last update, those knitting week 2, a lovely gal on Ravelry, Jackie Jones, has created charts for the patterns in week #2 and shared them with the group. If you would prefer to knit from a chart, please be sure to check those out here

Ok, on to the week #4 clues! Keep in mind that these are not in order so be sure to watch the show before you begin knitting (or at least wait to start until you are watching) to make sure you are knitting these in the correct order! Remember, I will post the key to these clues tomorrow morning, along with the stitch counts.

Prompt #1: When Mrs. Hughes spills the beans on Anna's secret, knit the following:

Beginner Section 1: Stockinette (2 rows)

Row 1 (RS): k4, *k1f&b, k to 1 st before marker, k1f&b; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
                                                                                                
Row 2 (WS): k4, p to last 4 sts, k4


Intermediate Section 1: Mock Rib (2 rows)

Row 1 (RS): k4, *k1f&b, (k1, p1) repeat to last st before next marker, k1f&b; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2 (WS): k4, p to last 4 sts, k4.



Prompt #2: When Daisy helps Alfred learn some important kitchen skills, knit the following:

Beginner Section 2: Stockinette (2 rows)

Row 1 (RS): k4, *k1f&b, k to 1 st before marker, k1f&b; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
                                                                                                
Row 2 (WS): k4, p to last 4 sts, k4


Intermediate Section 2: Mock Rib (2 Rows)

Row 1 (RS): k4, *k1f&b, (p1, k1) repeat to 1 st before next marker, k1f&b; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2 (WS): k4, p to last 4 sts, k4.



Prompt #3: When Mr. Carson utters the words that were the namesake of the Lorna's Laces Limited Edition color for this month while talking to Mr. Molsley, knit the following:

Beginner Section 3: Garter Stitch (2 rows)

Row 1 (RS): k4, *k1f&b, k 35, k1f&b, k to 1 st before next marker, k1f&b; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2 (WS): knit


Intermediate Section 3: Garter Stitch (2 rows)

Row 1 (RS): k4, *k1f&b, k to 1 st before next marker, k1f&b; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2 (WS): knit

Ok, that is it for Week #4. Happy knitting everyone!
Kristen


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