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Textured Shell
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60427

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
18 1/2 (19, 19 1/2, 19 3/4, 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

MATERIALS

640-122 Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe

Dusty brownish grey


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price:
Note: (A)

640-132 Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass

Bold pea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price:
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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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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GAUGE:
8 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

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.




INSTRUCTIONS




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 10 1/2 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 (16 1/2,
17, 17 1/4, 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 10 1/2 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 (14 1/4,
14 1/2, 14 3/4, 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
10 1/2 in. [26.5 cm] from beg. Bind off.


Finishing

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


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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