Super Easy Sleeveless Shell Top & Purse

from Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits

Super Easy Sleeveless Shell Top & Purse Pattern


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Knitting: Super Easy Sleeveless Shell Top & Purse
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog, bind off, knit in the round on circular needle

Pattern Description:

I specialize in fashionable, fun and easy designs for beginner and intermediate knitters, so I've come up with this SUPER EASY design that will delight new knitters and please more experienced knitters. The boat neck, sleeveless shell is a classic look, but I've add a little interest by including a bit of waist shaping. This provides a gentle drape to the lower edge and is flattering for all figures. I've also included a fashionable slit at the bottom side edges.

The matching purse, knitted in the round, completes the look.

As with all my designs, if you have any questions as you knit, please contact me via the Email listed on the pattern. It's important to me that you have fun and end up with a spectacular result, so I'm here in my office waiting for your questions.

Thank you for looking at my design.


4.5 stitches and 6 rows + 1 inch/2.5 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large (38, 42", 46", 50"/97 m. 107 m, 117m, 127 m)


  • Worsted weight (4-ply) yarn, 739 yds/675m to 1258 yds/1150 m, depending on size
  • Knitting needles, size US#6/UK#8/4 mm (circular and straight)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holder or extra needle
  • Purse handles
  • Fabric and interfacing
  • Hook and latch tape or magnetic clasp

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing thread
  • Optional: sewing machine

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berrocco Linsey

About Designer

About Designer

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I am certified as a Level 1 Master Hand Knitter by The Knitting Guild Association. My grandmother Lena taught me to knit when I was 4 years old and told me that a lifetime of knitting pleasure was her legacy to me. I love to design and knit and enter my work in competitions. I've won numerous awards and ribbons over the years and ...

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