Henrietta Spencer by Alexis Di Gregorio

Henrietta Spencer

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch 29-stitch chart panel = 7" wide
US 6 - 4.0 mm
822 - 1370 yards (752 - 1253 m)
30¾ (33¾ , 38, 42¼ , 44¾, 47¼)" bust circumference, buttoned. Spencer shown measures 33¾ "
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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.

Individual pattern for sale here:
http://www.interweavestore.com/henrietta-spencer

Chart PDF available here: http://www.needleworktraditions.com/charts-illustrations-...