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Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Shell

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 60427
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Chest 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) in. [81 (91, 101.5, 112, 122) cm]
Finished Length
18½ (19, 19 ½, 19¾, 20) in. [47 (48.5, 49.5, 50, 51) cm]
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
 

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-122: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe
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Color (B)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-132: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-122 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe
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$ 22.77  
Note: (A)
•  640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass
   ball
$ 7.59  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]   $ 7.60  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Textured Shell

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

8 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

skp Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch.

PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *
K2, p2; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for k2, p2 Rib.
K2, p1 Rib
Row 1:
*K2, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for k2, p1 Rib.

Vertical Drop Stitch
Preparation Row (RS):
K2, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Rows 1, 3, and 5 (WS): P2, *k2, p2, k2, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Rows 2 and 4: K2, *p2, k3, p2, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Row 6: K2, *p2, k1, drop next st off needle and unravel down to the yo 6 rows below, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Rows 7, 9 and 11: P2, *k2, p3, k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Rows 8 and 10: K2, *p2, k2, p2, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Row 12: K2, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, drop next st off needle and unravel this st for 6 rows below, k1* rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Vertical Drop Stitch.


BACK
With smaller needles and A, cast on 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) sts. Work 4 rows in k2, p2 Rib. Change to larger needles and inc 1 (0, 0, 1, 0) st evenly across row – 29 (32, 36, 41, 44) sts.

For size S, M, XL and XXL only:
Row 6 (RS):
*K2, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

For size L only:
Row 6 (RS):
K1, *P1, K2; rep from * to last st, k2.

For all sizes
Continue in k2, p1 Rib until piece measures 10½ in. [26.5 cm], end with a WS row. Mark ends of last row.

Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS):
K1, skp, work even in pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 27 (30, 34, 39, 42) sts.
Next Row (WS): Work even as established across row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times – 23 (26, 30, 35, 38) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures 16 (16½, 17, 17¼, 18) in. [40.5 (42, 43, 44, 45.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work 9 (11, 12, 14, 15) sts, bind off 5 (4, 6, 7, 8) sts, work to end of row.
Continue, working Left and Right Shoulders separately.

Left Shoulder
Next Row (WS): Work to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 – 8 (10, 11, 13, 14) sts.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work to end of row – 7 (9, 10, 12, 13) sts.
Repeat last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) times – 5 (5, 6, 8, 9) sts.

For size S only
Next Row (WS):
Work to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.
Next Row (RS): Work to end of row.

For all sizes
Bind off 4 (5, 6, 8, 9) sts.

Right Shoulder
Rejoin yarn and work as for Left Shoulder, reversing shaping.

FRONT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) sts. Work 4 rows in k2,p2 Rib. Change to larger needles and inc 2 (dec 2, inc 2, dec 2, inc 2) sts evenly across row – 30 (30, 38, 38, 46) sts. Work Vertical Drop Stitch pattern until piece measures 10½ in. [26.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row. Mark ends of last row.

Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
K1, skp, work in pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 28 (28, 36, 36, 44) sts.
Next Row (WS): Work even across row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times – 24 (24, 32, 32, 40) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures 14 (14¼, 14½, 14¾, 15) in. [35.5 (36, 36, 37.5, 38) cm] from beg.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work 9 (9, 12, 12, 15) sts, bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts, work to end of row.
Continue, working Left and Right Shoulders separately.

Right Shoulder
Next Row (WS): Work even across row.
Next Row (RS): K1, skp, work to end of row – 8 (8, 11, 11, 14) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (3, 4, 3, 5) more times – 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) sts.

For size L only
Next Row (WS):
Work to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.

For all sizes
Work in pattern until Front measures same as Back. Bind off 4 (5, 6, 8, 9) sts.

Right Shoulder
Rejoin yarn and work as for Left Shoulder, reversing shaping.

SIDE PANELS (make 2)
With larger needles and B, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 (WS):
(P1, k1) twice, p1.
Row 2 (RS): K2, p1, k2.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 10½ in. [26.5 cm] from beg. Bind off.

Finishing
Sew Side Panels to Front and Back. Sew shoulder seams. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Textured Shell Reviewed by Kristin K on 2011-02-03 ****
It was my first time doing the drop stitch and it was easy to follow the pattern. I think it's too chunky to be a tank, but rather makes a nice sweater-vest. Knit up fast (even to 2XL). LOVED the ribbing on the back!


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