“She taught me to knit, which has been a great amusement.”
Mrs. Smith in Persuasion.
Jane Austen Knits Fall 2012, a 144-page special publication from the editors of Spin-Off magazine, explores the fashion and traditions of Jane Austen's time and novels, through inspired knitting patterns. This issue offers over 30 knitting patterns for shawls, spencers, socks, hats, mitts, and more.
Article from Moments with mother culture:
During our road travel in December I spotted “Jane Austen Knits” while browsing a magazine rack at one of our stops. Fond of knitting and fond of Jane Austen its cover caught my eye with the utmost swiftness. Back on the highway I read the interview of Jennie Chancey of the Sense & Sensibility pattern company as a first treat. Another interesting article gives some history of domestic life in Georgian England when “everyone but the very wealthy spun wool yarn and knitted.” All the articles have an intelligent and friendly touch to them. Moments with mother culture
It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is nothing more dangerous than a girl let loose in a craft store with a 40% off coupon. Don't you agree? That's how I ended up treating myself to a copy of Jane Austen Knits, and became inspired to get out the needles and actually finish the project that had languished on them for months (since Christmas, ahem...) and start another!