Happy Downton Day everyone! Is everyone excited for the final clue or are you rationing like Lady Violet? Although this week's episode isn't the last as we still have next week's "Christmas Special" episode, this is the last week of clues. At this point it is pretty transparent what we are doing next, so I have omitted the clues and have instead given you the final instructions in their entirety. There will not be an episode guide tomorrow as it is not needed.
Both beginners and intermediates have 6 rows left of knitting, plus the bind off. I've grouped all six rows for each together to make it easier for you to knit from.
Beginners: Please take note that although the knitting this week looks similar to last week, it is in a different order, so be sure to reference this week's clue, not last week's to finish up.
Intermediates: You will not notice a difference at all in this weeks clue. It is the same as last week. This will make your border (what is actually called a Shell Lace pattern) a little wider and quite pretty. Some of you may have noticed that this Shell Lace pattern looks familiar. It is borrowed from last year's DA KAL pattern, Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets. I thought it would be nice tie-in this pattern to last year's pattern a bit.
Some of you have mentioned you have extra yarn so please feel free to knit an extra repeat of the pattern to lengthen your shawlette if you would like. Intermediates can simply do another 6-row Shell Lace repeat. Beginners wanting to do another 6 rows will need to repeat Week #6 after working Week #7.
Ok, let's get started, shall we?
Row 3: K4, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4. (78 sts between markers)
Row 5: K4, *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4. (78 sts between markers)
*Bind off all sts loosely and block out points where increases are firmly for optimal length.
Row 2: k4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K4, *k2tog, k7, ssk; repeat from * to last 4 sts, K4. (54 sts between markers.)
Row 4: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
*Bind off all stitches loosely and weave in ends. Wet block firmly, especially along points where increases are and gently pin out the shell lace points.
Alright folks! That is the end of the KAL knitting! Thanks to those of you who stuck it out. I am seeing so many beautiful FOs on Ravelry in the JBW Group! In fact, I would love to do a final post next week with a big reveal of as many FOs as possible. I'll be posting my FO pics as well but I would love to combine them with yours to have one big final hurrah! If you would allow me to use your photos (from Ravelry or you can send them to me) please feel free to let me know. You can either private message me at Jimmy Beans Wool on Ravelry or send me an e-mail at: kristen (at) jimmybeanswool (dot) com.
Once again, thanks to you all for participating. For those who would like it, the final version of the pattern will be released in mid-March, so if you are waiting for that to get started, be sure to check the Jimmy Beans Wool Free Patterns Page then or keep an eye out in our monthly newsletter.
Hope you enjoy tonight's episode and happy knitting!