Woodhouse Spencer Knitting Pattern Download
Emma Woodhouse was the designer's inspiration for this spencer jacket. Always wearing the latest fashions, the stylish socialite Emma gads about town, visiting neighbors or having tea with friends. Today, you might wear the Woodhouse Spencer to have coffee with friends or to an evening cocktail party. It is constructed from the top down in one piece with short-row shaping for the shoulders and set-in sleeves. The moss-stitch collar is worked separately and then attached by single crochet.
Finished Size: 32 (36, 38, 40 ½, 45)" bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 36". Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton (50% Merino wool, 50% cotton; 123 yd [113 m] /50 g): #965 mocha, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Body and sleeves. size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular needle (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Ruffle and collar. size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" cir or straight. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m; two different colors and locking markers); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; one ½" button, waste yarn.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needles; 18 sts and 22 rows = 4" in moss st on larger needles.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011