Lynda’s Book Blog reports that Ravelry, a knitting and crocheting community, will have a knit/crochet-along-with-Jane Austen book club beginning November 1. We’re not a member so can’t link directly to the Ravelry site, but Lynda has provided a link on her blog, along with the schedule.
You might find an appropriate pattern in the Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Crochet. The designer of the Austen Lace Muffler was inspired by watching The Complete Jane Austen on Masterpiece Classics. The pattern recalls the ruffled high-necked chemisettes that young ladies wore in Jane Austen’s day; Miss Bates would love such a thing to keep the draughts from Jane Fairfax’s swan-like throat. 😉