Austen Immersion

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  I made this one! Jane Austen Knits 2011, Barton Cottage Shrug by Kristi Schueler. Photos courtesy of Christa Tippmann

Ever since my college days, I’ve been an Austen junkie. The novels, movies, every lavish BBC miniseries, and the spin-offs–I’ve got them all. Yes, I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for the giggles and have the feline parody sitting on my nightstand.

So naturally I fell in love with the very first Jane Austen Knits back in 2011. Every time Interweave announced a new issue, I rushed to the online store for a copy. Now that am editing the forthcoming sixth magazine, coming out in October 2015, reimmersion has become part of my process. At home, Austen audiobooks accompany chores or crafting. Soon I’ll rewatch all the large- and small-screen adaptations, falling in love all over again with the quirky characters, incredible period sets, and gorgeous costumes. At work, I thumb through all the issues for reference, and on practically every page, another project begs to go into my knitting queue. There are so many gorgeous sweaters in each issue! And hats, and gloves, and bags, and shawls–oh my goodness, I could spend my whole life just making those wraps.

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  I want this one. Jane Austen Knits 2013, Georgiana Darcy’s Fancy Shawl by Karen Joan Raz.

If you’ve worn out your paper copies of Jane Austen Knits or The Best of Jane Austen Knits, consider a more permanent commitment in the digital downloads, now on sale. If you prefer physical copies, the mags and Best of Jane Austen Knits book are also on sale: buy extras for friends or stock up for the zombie apocalypse.

Deb

imageplaceholder Deborah Gerish
Group Content Manager
spinningdaily.com

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