Marshes Cabled Sleeveless Shell

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Marshes Cabled Sleeveless Shell Pattern


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Knitting: Marshes Cabled Sleeveless Shell
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic cabling

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the ebb and flow of the salt water marshes of Cape Cod near where my grandparents lived, this sleeveless shell is worked in Classic Elite's Firefly. The linen makes it breath beautifully during summer months and the slight sheen of the yarn gives it a feminine look. You'll knit this sleeveless shell surprisingly fast as, aside from the front cabled panel, the whole shirt is stockinette stitch.

An empire waist helps this shell flatter any figure. Sizes small, medium and large are given with a finished size of 37, 39 and 41 inch (94, 99, 104 cm) at the bust and 33, 35, and 37 inch (84, 89, 94 cm) at the rib cage.

The Cable pattern is charted and written out. This would make a great project for someone still unsure of their cabling abilities because there is only one large cable and the rest is stockinette.


6 sts = 1 inch [2.5 cm] in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small (37"/94cm bust), medium (39"/99cm bust), large (41"/104cm bust)


  • 29" [74cm] circular needles in US Size 5 [3.75 mm] or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3 (4, 4) skeins of Classic Elite Firefly, 25% linen, 75% viscose, 155 yards [142 m] per skein. Pictured in #7794, Pistachio

You Will Also Need:

  • Scrap yarn or stitch holders
  • Tapestry needles
  • Place Markers

Suggested yarn:

465 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Classic Elite Firefly



About Designer

About Designer

Monique L on

About Monique

Monique finally learned to knit in the summer of 2010 when she signed up for a class. Her grandmother had tried to teach her (no luck) and her college roommates had tried to teach her (also no luck). Paying for a class seemed to finally make something click because by the end of the summer the teacher was showing her advanced techniques and within 2 years she was designing her ...

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