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Short Stays

This elegant knitted shrug is modeled after Regency era corsets and features textured stitch details.
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Description
Short stays were a form of corset worn in the Regency era. They ended immediately under the bust and were worn between layers, underneath the "public" dress. This top turns this flattering form into outerwear. Crossed in front and tied in back, its fitted shape would look wonderful over a flowing blouse, simple T-shirt, or Empire-waist dress like those worn in Jane Austen's day. It brings the sweet shaping of short stays out into the light.
Details
Finished Size: Back width, measured between armhole seams 13 1/2 (15 1/4, 16 1/2, 17 1/4)" to fit actual back width of 13 1/2 (15 1/4, 16 1/2, 17 1/4)". Roughly corresponds with bust sizes 32 (36, 39, 41)". Project shown measures 36". 
Yarn: Shibui Knits Merino Alpaca (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 132 yd [121 m]/100 g): #220 peony, 3 (3, 3, 3) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 Light  
Needles:  Ties—Size 4 (3.5 mm): double-pointed (dpn), body—Size 6 (4 mm): 36" or longer circular (cir), double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions: 10 stitch markers (m), 8 to denote shadow rib, 2 locking markers for ties and darts; tapestry needle; waste yarn or stitch holders. 
Gauge: 10 stitch markers (m), 8 to denote shadow rib, 2 locking markers for ties and darts; tapestry needle; waste yarn or stitch holders. 
Originally Published:  Jane Austen Knits, 2011

SKU: EP5004

Author/Speaker/Editor: Larissa Brown

Format: eProject

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