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Knitted Simple Shell
Lion Brand® Incredible®
Pattern Number: 40277AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished chest 35 (39, 43, 47, 51 1/4 ) inches Length 21 1/4 (22, 22 1/4, 23, 23) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

520-208 Incredible Yarn: Copper Penny Earth tones of copper, blue and olive
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (5, 5, 6, 6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 9 (4.5 mm) 16 in. (40 cm) circular needle
GAUGE:
14.25 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 52 (60, 66, 74, 82) sts.

Work in Rev St st until piece measures 5 1/4" from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS) Inc 1 st each end on this row, then every following 6th row 4 more times - 62 (70, 76, 84, 92) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12 1/4" from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS) K 8, work in Rev St st to last 8 sts, k 8.
Next Row (WS) Knit.
Repeat last 2 rows once more, then repeat RS row once more.
Shape Armhole:
Bind off 6 sts, k to end.
Next (Dec) Row (RS) Bind off 6 sts at beg of row, work in Rev St st to last 2 sts, k 2 - 50 (58, 64, 72, 80) sts.
Next (Dec) Row (WS) K 2, ssk, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.
Next Row (RS) K 2, work in Rev St st to last 2 sts, k 2.
Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times - 42 (50, 56, 64, 72) sts.

Continuing to work first and last 2 sts in garter st (k every row), work even until armholes measure 7 (7 1/4, 8, 8 1/4, 8 1/4)", ending with a WS row.


Shape Back Neck and Shoulder
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 (6, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

AT SAME TIME, after first 2 rows of shoulder decreases have been worked, place center 18 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts on holder, then, joining 2nd ball of yarn and working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts from each neck edge once.



FRONT
Work as for Back until armhole measures 5 (5 1/4, 6, 6 1/4, 6 1/4)", ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck and Shoulder
Place center 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts on holder, then, joining 2nd ball of yarn and working both sides at once, bind off from each neck edge 3 sts once, 2 sts once, and 1 st three times; AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same length as Back to shoulder shaping, shape shoulder as for Back.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.


Collar
With RS facing, circular needle and starting at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit 54 (54, 58, 60, 62) sts around neck, including 18 (18, 20, 20, 22) sts from Back neck holder and 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts from Front neck holder.

Place marker, join and work 3 rnds in garter st (k one rnd, p one rnd).

Bind off all sts.

Sew side seams.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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