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Sideways Spencer

Early nineteenth-century fashion with twenty-first century appeal.

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A very short jacket that sits just below the bust line, this Spencer is oddly flattering to many figure types - it makes the most of trim and not-so-trim waistlines. This jacket is worked sideways from cuff to cuff in a striking cable pattern that adds body to the cropped structure.
Finished Size: 36 (40, 44)" (91.5 [101.5, 112] cm) chest/bust circumference, buttoned. Jacket shown measures 40" (101.5 cm).
Yarn: Merinos Otto (100% merino; (100 yd [91 m]/50 g): #25278 olive, 10 (11, 13) balls. Yarn distributed by Trendsetter.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) on larger needles in cable and waves patt; 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.
Needles: Body and Sleeves—Size 8 (5 mm). Edging—Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle; size F/5 (3.75-mm) crochet hook; four (five, five) ?" (2.2-cm) buttons.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2004

SKU: EP0455

Author/Speaker/Editor: Annie Modesitt

Format: eProject