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  • Spencer is a stylish sweater knitted in fingering-weight yarn, making it perfect for everyday wear. The front panel as well as cuff and shoulder details are created using smocking stitch. The sweater is knitted in the round from the bottom up to the armhole, after which the front and back are worked separately. It is inspired by Lady Diana Spencer and her feminine and romantic style that owed much to the work of designer Laura Ashley. The sweater is influenced both by Ashley's love of smocking, and also early images of Diana, dressed casually in a floral skirt or capri pants, paired with a softly shaped sweater.

    Spencer is knitted using Susan Crawford Byre, a fingering weight yarn that is delightfully lofty and soft, created from a blend of Jacobs and Shetland fibres spun exclusively for us in a nearby Yorkshire mill.

    Spencer is shown here in two colour ways.
    Colourway One uses shade: Room Of My Own.

    Colourway two uses shade: Ragwort.

    Samples shown in sizes 3 (on Ruth) and 4 (on Susan).

    The pattern includes instructions for nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 157cm (62in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted instructions.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Byre, 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces, Fingering weight (400m / 436yds per 100g skein approx)

    Colourway One
    3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shade Room Of My Own

    Colourway two
    3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shade Ragwort

    Suggested needles
    Small Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
    2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) or set of DPNs
    Large Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
    3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle (40 cm / 16 in) or set of DPNs

    30 sts and 32 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over stocking stitch knitted in the round and flat, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25 mm needles.

    Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.

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