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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 1/4 (19, 19 1/4, 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


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Note: (A)

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

Bold pea green


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Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 17 [13 mm]
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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. 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:
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 1/4 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 1/4, 17, 17 1/2, 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 1/4 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 1/2, 14 1/4, 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 1/4 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)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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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