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Top-Down Shell #169


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This lovely shell is elegant with its wide-set shoulders, shaped waistline, and simple edging. Because it's worked from the top down, you can customize the length to suit you. Wear it by itself, or with its coordinating Top-Down Cardigan, Pattern #170. The yarn I used works up at a gauge of 6 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch; if you wish to use a different yarn, make sure you find one that will match this gauge. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increases, decreases, picking up stitches, yarnovers GAUGE 24 sts and 33 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS XXS (29.5 ) - 7X (69.5)"

Supplies Needed

  • 550-1700 yards DK weight yarn
  • size 5 (3.75 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm) needles, circular needles
  • crochet hook size F-5 (3.75 mm)

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Vermont Fiber Designs
Vermont Fiber Designs
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.