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
465 yards of Sport weight
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 ...
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 own patterns.
With a toddler in tow, running a web design company from home became a bit of a handful – especially when said toddler decided that he really liked to bang on keyboards. So Monique decided to start selling her patterns and the rest is history.
Monique has been cross-stitching and sewing since age 3. While she is a great cross-stitcher, her sewing skills hover more around adequate. She also enjoys skiing, dancing, training for her first marathon and playing with her young son, husband and two cats.
About Our Patterns
Our patterns are all knit with plant or synthetic fibers for one simple reason – Monique is allergic to wool! It drove her nuts when she first started knitting that all the “cool” patterns were knit with wool and it was often difficult to find a yarn that would drape the same (ever knit a cotton sweater? You know what we mean!).