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Veneta Shell

from Minimi Knit Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Veneta Shell
Veneta Shell
Veneta Shell
Veneta Shell
Veneta Shell
Veneta Shell

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable cast-on, cabling, decreases, knitting in the round, short-rows, switching from working in the round to working back and forth, three-needle bind-off

Pattern Description:

Veneta Shell is a versatile layering top. Its highly textured surface gives its sculptural appeal. The overall 4-st cable is easy to memorize and can be done without a cable needle. Knitted from the bottom up in the round, the only finishing required is the shoulder three-needle bind-off.

Written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern. Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

YARN

Sport weight

Shown here: Silke by Arvier Estate (100% cotton; 116 m/127 yds; 50 g/1.75 oz ball; color #315), 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) balls

Yardage requirement: 660 (755, 835, 935, 1020) m / 725 (830, 920, 1025, 1120) yds, including 10% allowance

Yarn substitution suggestions:
Cotton Glace by Rowan (100% cotton; 114 m / 125 yds; 50 g/1.75 oz ball)
Skinny Cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas (100% cotton; 137 m / 150 yds; 65 g / 2.25 oz skein)

Gauge:

34 sts and 34 rounds / rows = 10 cm / 4" in Cable Pattern, blocked, unstretched.

29 sts and 36 rounds / rows = 10 cm / 4" in Cable Pattern, blocked, slightly stretched.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X) To fit actual bust size 81.5 (90, 98, 106.5, 115) cm / 32 (35.5, 38.5, 42, 45.25 )"
  • Finished chest circumference: 78.5 (87, 95, 103.5, 111.5) cm / 31 (34.25, 37.5, 40.75, 44)"
  • Back length: 54 (56, 57, 59.5, 61) cm / 21 (22, 22.5, 23.5, 24)"
  • This garment is intended to be wore with 0-3 cm / 0-1.25" negative ease. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size.

Materials:

  • Sport weight yarn: 660 (755, 835, 935, 1020) m / 725 (830, 920, 1025, 1120) yds, including 10% allowance
  • 2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needles, 60 / 24" or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
  • (Optional) 3.5 mm / US E crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle; 1 stitch marker; yarn needle; stitch holders or waste yarn; an extra needle for three-needle bind-off

Suggested yarn:

725 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Silke by Arvier Estate

Colorway:

#315


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Cristina is a Waldorf mama living with her son, husband and two cats at the seaside of Tuscany. Being a knitwear designer fits much better into her family schedule than being a science researcher. It ...

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