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Lydia Military Spencer

This spencer jacket features herringbone stitches and slightly puffy sleeves, stylistic of Regency era fashion.

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Originally designed as a mockery of the extreme fashions of the Regency period, the spencer jacket became a signature piece of the time. Oddly flattering, simple to wear, and fun to knit up, this jacket will become a perennial favorite in many seasons.
Finished Size: 26 3/4 (30 1/2, 34 1/4, 38, 42)" bust circumference. Spencer shown measures 30 1/2".  Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% wool; 140 yd [128 m]/50 g): red long johns, 6 (7, 9, 9, 11) skeins. 
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium 
Needles:  Size 7 (4.5 mm). Size 8 (5 mm): straight and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight, 16" circular (cir), and set of dpn. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.   
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; five 3/4" buttons. 
Gauge: 21 sts and 24 rows = 4" in herringbone patt on largest needles. 
Originally Published:  Jane Austen Knits, 2011

SKU: EP5082

Author/Speaker/Editor: Annie Modesitt

Format: eProject

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