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All-Season Shell
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 60433

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 33 (37, 40, 44 1/4, 47) in. [84 (94, 101.5, 113, 119.5) cm] Finished Length 20 1/4 (21, 21 1/4, 22, 22) in. [52 (53.5, 54.5, 56, 56) 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

910-126 Microspun Yarn: Coffee Dark, cool brown
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.16
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5, 5)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
22 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in K2, p2 Rib, slightly stretched. 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:


PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for k2, p2 Rib.




INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 90 (102, 110, 122, 130) sts.

Beginning with a WS row, work in k2, p2 Rib until piece measures 14 in.

[35.5 cm] from beg.

Mark last row as WS.



Shape armhole
Bind off 4 (8, 8, 12, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 82 (86, 94, 98, 106) sts.
Next Row: K2, p1, p2tog, work in rib to last 5 sts, p2tog, p1, k2.
Next Row: P2, k1, k2tog, work in rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p2.
Rep last 2 rows - 74 (78, 86, 90, 98) sts.
Next Row: K2, p1, p2tog, work in rib to end of row.
Next Row: P2, k1, k2tog, work in rib to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 66 (70, 78, 82, 90) sts.
Work even until armholes measure 6 1/4 (7, 7 1/4, 8, 8) in.

[16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 20.5) cm], end with a WS row.



Shape back neck
Work 22 (22, 26, 26, 30) sts, bind off center 22 (26, 26, 30, 30) sts, work to end of row.

Last 22 (22, 26, 26, 30) sts worked are right shoulder.



Shape right shoulder
Working on right shoulder sts only, continue as follows.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p2.
Row 2: K2, p1, p2tog, work in rib to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts, work in rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p2.
Row 4: K2, p1, p2tog, k2.
Bind off rem 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts.



Shape left Shoulder
Rejoin yarn to work left shoulder.
Row 1 (WS): Rejoin yarn.

P2, k1, k2tog, work in rib to end of row.
Row 2: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in rib to last 5 sts, p2tog, p1, k2.
Row 3: P2, k1, k2tog, work in Rib to end of row.
Row 4: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts, work in rib to last 5 sts, p2tog, p1, k2.
Row 5: Work even.
Bind off rem 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts.




FRONT
Work same as Back until armholes measure 5 1/4 in.

[14 cm], end with a WS row.



Shape front neck
Work 26 (26, 30, 30, 34) sts, bind off center 14 (18, 18, 22, 22) sts, work in Rib to end of row.

Last 26 (26, 30, 30, 34) sts worked are right shoulder.



Shape right shoulder
Working on right shoulder sts only, continue as follows.
Row 1 (WS): Work in rib to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p2.
Row 2: K2, p1, p2tog, work in rib to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of WS row.

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts at beg of next WS row.

Bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts at beg of next WS row.



Shape left Shoulder
Rejoin yarn to work left shoulder.
Row 1 (WS): P2, k1, k2tog, work in rib to end of row.
Row 2: Work in rib to last 5 sts, p2tog, p1, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts at beg of next RS row.

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts at beg of next RS row.

Bind off 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts at beg of next RS row.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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