I love me some Downton Abbey, but I always am disappointed about the lack of knitwear on the show. I guess knitting just isn’t classy enough for Lady Mary and Co.
But, my new favorite character has no problem with rocking a super-cute cardigan. It’s Mrs. Drewe, Marigold’s adoptive mother (and most ridiculously portrayed character in the show. We’re supposed to think of her as a jerk for not wanting Edith to hang around Marigold. I don’t know about you, but if a weird, entitled lady who happens to also be my landlord kept sniffing around my kid, I would go all mama bear, too. Just my two cents.)
Anyway, look at her adorable cardigan! I think it’s crocheted (though it’s kind of hard to tell). I love the understated, all-over texture, and that shade of pale, gray-brown would go with just about everything (especially her robin’s-egg blue blouse). I might have added a row or two more to the cuffs, but that’s just me.
Want to make your own?
This cardigan has a similar shape, but I’d make the sleeves longer, remove the bobbles, and add more buttons:
Summer Breeze Cardi by Elena Malo
This one uses an interesting crochet stitch to make a very cool all-over texture pattern, though it is a bit different than Mrs. Drewe’s.
Sparkling Crochet Cardi by Heather Lodinsky
Or, maybe you’re not a crocheter. This knit sweater features a texture across the front and back that echoes Mrs. Drewe’s sweater. (Also, super cute! I might have to make one for myself with my fancy buttons.)
Tinder by Jared Flood
Once I saw Mrs Patmore wearing a cardi but I could be wrong.
Ooh, I’ll have to keep my eye out!
lol my favorite character might be Mrs. Crowley, I love when she and the dowager go at it.
Yes! I love how they’ve become friends.
Love the sweater and I’d be irritated at Edith too.
I love Lady Edith. She just wants to love and it always seems like something happens to ruin that for her. I agree that Mrs. Drewe acted like any normal person would in the same situation. In my view, it made their scenes together even harder to watch because both clearly loved Marigold.
Totally! Well said. 🙂