For High Tea: Cuffs and Jabot

A beautiful knit set inspired by tea time at Downton Abbey

For High Tea: Cuffs and Jabot, by Andrea Jurgrau, from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits

This beautiful knit cuffs and jabot set is inspired by tea time attire in Downton Abbey. The jabot may be worn with the ruffle filling in close to the neck, using a pretty shawl pin. Details include the clean lines achieved using twisted stitches juxtaposed with the delicate beads and curves achieved using lace techniques.


Yarn: Windy Valley Australian Merino, 100% merino wool yarn, laceweight, 218 yards (199.3 m)/28 gram (1 oz) ball, 2 balls of #7003 Pink Blush;

Needles: Set of 5, 8 inches (20.3 cm), double pointed, size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (primary needles), and set of 5, 8 inches (20.3 cm), double pointed, size 0 (2 mm) or 1 size smaller than primary needles

Beads: Mill Hill Pony, size 8/0 (3 mm), about 5 grams (0.18 oz) of #18819 Opal Blush;

Notions: Crochet hook, steel, size 14 or 15 (0.75 or 0.6 mm), for placing beads, and steel, size 2 (2 mm), to join Section 1 and Section 2 of the jabot; needle point protectors, 4, to use on the double-pointed needles when working the jabot; tapestry needle; T-pins, for blocking jabot; Sterling Simplicity Victorian shawl pin, silver, 2½ inches (6.3 cm) wide for the jabot (optional),

Finished Sizes: Cuffs, fit most women’s wrists and size is adjusted as you knit (see Instructions); jabot, 2¼ inches (5.7 cm) wide across the narrow section and 33 inches (83.8 cm) long

Gauge: 60 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) over Chart A Rows 39–40, using larger needles



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