Downton Abbey Mystery KAL Week #8 - Mystery Revealed! (aka. The Great Big FO Post.)

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to share these photos with you this week! It's been exhilarating to see all of the FOs (Finished Objects) popping up on the Ravelry forum all week and I am so glad so many of you offered to share them with me and all of the readers here. (Each of the FO pictures this week were used with the permission of the knitter and links to their Ravelry project are provided for more info.)

Without further ado, I give you some of the first FOs of the Downton Abbey MKAL 2014!

FO #1 by: cebaily who knit her shawlette in the Lorna's Laces Honor in the Bated Breath color. I see lots of the intermediate patterning in her shawl. Looks great!

FO #2 by: clmnj58 who also knit her shawl in the Honor in Bated Breath. She said that this photo makes her shawl look ethereal and I have to agree! I love how airy her version turned out!

FO #3 by: DebH188 has perhaps the most handsome model yet. :) Hers is also knit in Bated Breath. If you check out her Ravelry page, she shares several more creative ways to wear the shawlette.

FO #4 by: ellesie99 was knit in Shepherd Sport in the Bated Breath color with a pretty purple border! I love the look of the contrast on the edging!

FO #4 by fiberbug: She also used the Bated Breath in Honor, and after seeing how long the start of the shawl was, opted to rip back and begin with fewer pattern repeats which would work better on her petite frame. I am glad she did, because it shows a nice scale of the shawl for those wanting a shorter version!

FO #5 by: Holly NJ who used Madelinetosh Merino DK for the body and a Louisa Harding yarn for the borders. This is a gorgeous neutral version of the shawlette. It's fun to see it done in a variety of yarns!

FO #6 by: jjs who's shawlette in Malabrigo Arroyo is just stunning. I love the brightness of the English Rose color and the stitch pattern shows really well.

FO #7 by: lynnsch was knit in Malabrigo Silk Blends. The Wildflowers color is one of my all time favorites and this version of the shawlette is certainly bright and cheery!

FO #8 by: purpleknit is knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina in a color called Opaline which is really a pale variegated yarn even though you can't see the variegation in the picture. What is nice about this shawl is the overall neutral look you can get with a variegated yarn. Plus it's just lovely. :)

FO #9 by Sheltzer is shown blocking. It's knit in the Lorna's Laces Sportmate in last years KAL color, Christmas at Downton. Love seeing this color again! It matches my Gauntlets! :)

FO #10 by: Sigsmom, was knit in the Honor in Bated Breath. This version is shown unblocked and you can see how ruffly it looks. Once she blocks it out it will grow significantly and each of those ruffles will become a lovely rounded edge. I love seeing the various stages of shawls in the forums!

Lastly, I wanted to share some of the photos taken of my finished shawl. You may recognize Leanne, our purchaser, modeling. Isn't she cute? :)

You should also check out the JBW Ravelry Group Week #7 Thread for more awesome FOs! More keep popping up everyday!

I'll be releasing a fully formatted version of the pattern by mid-March, so if you are waiting for the pattern to be re-released to cast on, it will just be a few short weeks. In the meantime, the clues will remain on the blog indefinitely for those who need them. Of course, I will still be available to answer questions, so please do feel free to e-mail me on Ravelry or leave comments on the blog. I can't wait to see the rest of your beautiful FOs!

Happy knitting!

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Lorna's Laces Honor


  1. They all look great! I'm still working on the last part as my wayward yarn only recently arrived. Stay tuned.....

  2. Love it! I'm doing a third repeat of the border and just one row left. Can't wait to block and photograph!

  3. Is there a number I can call for help? I am in #6. Have done it all in tilli Tomas disco lights in a cranberry and want to the border in disco lights tapestry. Do you think this will look ok? Also top border (cast on edge) is about 55 in. Does this sound correct? The pictures posted seem to be all different sizes. I do not have tine to read all the posts.. Thus hope to hear from you at my email that is listed with jimmy bean website. I would like to send a picture thr length sees to be only about 7 in. Is there any way I can make it longer (I.i deeper) do not want to cast on more. Have the 78 stitches between markers. Hope to hear from you ASAP , before starting #7 which I assume is the border

  4. thanks for giving me inspiration.. i love the picture and i love your face, its so natural.

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  5. All these pieces look so lovely! I reckon they could really catch on you know, they're so impeccably styled here.

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