Adela by Luise O'Neill


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Winner of the Elann’s Winter 2012 Designer Contest

The Story
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!

The Pattern
A captivating scalloped-edge lace scarf whose mirrored pattern extends from the centre out. The thematic eyelet end edgings are knit on.

Choose a yarn that blocks well to show this delicate lace pattern at its best.

Once again I’ve drawn on the stitch design magic of the talented Annie Maloney (mzannieknits here on Ravelry) – thank you Annie!

Yarn Note
Nov 2019: The Peruvian Baby Cashmere yarn used for the original sample has been discontinued. Some alternative yarn options have be listed today.

- 4 stitch markers (optional) - yarn needle to weave in ends

- Knit flat from centre outward - stitch patterns both charted and written

Special Techniques
- Provisional cast on (instructions included) - 1/1 cables - knit-on End Edgings across live stitches


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Latest Pattern Version: Nov 14, 2019 (v2.0)