Evening Spencer Knitting Pattern Download
Even on our fanciest occasions, modern-day dress rarely holds a candle to period fashions. The beautiful Empire-waist dresses of Jane Austen's day would be perfectly accented in a jacket like this. enough to keep the chill off while wearing a plunging neckline, but fitted enough to let the beautiful lines of the dress show through.
Finished Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 50)" bust circumference, hooked closed with fronts meeting at center. Jacket shown measures 36".
Yarn: Classic Elite Liberty Wool (100% washable wool; 122 yd [112 m] /50 g): #7847 sky, 6 (7, 8, 9, 11) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 Light
Needles: Body and sleeves. size 6 (4 mm): straight. Applied I-cord and front closures. size 6 (4 mm): doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holder or waste yarn; tapestry needle; 9 small hook-and-eye closures.
Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4" in St st.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011