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Henrietta Spencer

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It seems that every female character in Persuasion has her head turned by the charming Captain Wentworth, and despite already having an understanding with her cousin, Henrietta Musgrove is not immune. Luckily, she comes to her senses and returns to Charles Hayter and the quiet, comfortable country life. That country life would have included many practical garments like this Spencer. To update Henrietta's Spencer into something more wearable, the waist has been lowered to just below the natural waist while maintaining the long, tightly fitted sleeves.

Finished Size 30 ¾ (33 ¾, 38, 42 ¼, 44 ¾, 47 ¼)" bust circumference, buttoned. Spencer shown measures 33¾".
Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen (35% wool, 35% linen, 30% baby alpaca; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #2289 Botticelli pink, 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; six ¾" buttons, size 1 hook and eye closure (optional).
Gauge 22 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st. 29-st chart panel = 7" wide.
Originally Published Jane Austen Knits 2015


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