Marianne's Bosom-Friend by Lisa Jacobs
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Marianne's Bosom-Friend

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
One Size
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In the first decade of the nineteenth century, wool or fur bosom-friends were specially designed tippets used to cover the low classical necklines of fashionable dresses and to keep the upper chest warm. Today, a knitted bosom-friend makes a warm, easy-to-manage accent scarf. Romantic Marianne would have doted on the softness of the alpaca yarn and the delicate harebell lace edging. Practical Elinor would have appreciated the shoulder-hugging shaping and the way that one side tucks into the decorative band on the other, keeping the scarf neatly crossed and the chest warm.