Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Ribbed Shell
Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern Number: 60455

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 36 (41, 44, 49, 52) in. [91.5 (104, 112, 124.5, 132) cm] Finished Length 20 1/2 (21, 21 1/2, 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: (applied Jul 6, 2012)
BACK … 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 (26, 26, 30, 30) 22 (22, 26, 26, 30) sts worked are right left shoulder. Shape right left shoulder Working on right left shoulder sts only, continue as follows. … Shape left right shoulder Rejoin yarn to work left right shoulder.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

680-004 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Cypress A natural, soft sage green
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 45.43
Alternative Quantity: (9, 10, 11, 12)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 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:
20 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.

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 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 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 left shoulder.



Shape left shoulder Working on left shoulder sts only, continue as follows.

Row 1 (WS): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p2.

Row 2: K2, p1, p2tog, work to end of row.

Row 3: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts, work to last 5 sts, k2tog, k1, p2.

Row 4: K2, p1, p2tog, k2.Bind off rem 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) sts.



Shape right shoulder Rejoin yarn to work right shoulder.

Row 1 (WS): P2, k1, k2tog, work to end of row.

Row 2: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work to last 5 sts, p2tog, p1, k2.

Row 3: P2, k1, k2tog, work to end of row.

Row 4: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 9) sts, work 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 1/2 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 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 to end of row.Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

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



Left shoulder Rejoin yarn to work left shoulder.

Row 1 (WS): P2, k1, k2tog, work in rib to end of row.

Row 2: Work 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
WS = wrong side


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