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Soutache Spencer

Knitting
October 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1375 - 3300 yards (1257 - 3018 m)
30 1/2 (33 1/2, 36, 39, 41 1/2, 44 1/2, 50)" bust circumference

This semi-fitted short spencer jacket features a trellis cable pattern that forms the perfect background for a very easy chain embroidery and French-knot decoration.

Yarn: Hazel Knits DK Lively; 275 yd 251 m / 3 1/2 oz 100g): wheatberry (MC), 5 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins; woodland (CC1), 1 skein; chocoberry (CC2), 1 skein.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm): straight, 16” circular and a set of dpns. Size 6 (4mm): straight and a set of dpns.

Notions: Markers; stitch holders; cable needle; tapestry needle; size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook; ten 1/2” (3mm) buttons.

Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles; 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” in trellis part on larger needles.