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Shell-Stitch Tunic
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 661 Shell stitch, full sleeves and a roll collar make our tunic distinctive and comfortable.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished bust measurements: 38 1/4 in. (48 1/4 in., 60 in.)
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

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle 16 in. long in sizes 5 (7, 7).
GAUGE:
1 pat rep = 2 3/4 in.; 5 rows = 1 in. on size 10 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:
SHELL STITCH PATTERN:
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Row 3 (WS): (P2tog) twice, *(knit into horizontal bar between stitches, knit into next st) 3 times, knit into horizontal bar between sts, (p2tog) 4 times; rep from *, end last rep with (p2tog) twice instead of (p2tog) 4 times.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Shell St Pat.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
BACK: With size 10 needles, cast on 77 (99, 121) sts.

Work even in Shell St Pat until piece measures 16 (16 1/4, 17) in.

from beg or desired length to underarm.

Place markers at each end of last row to mark armhole openings.

Continue even in Shell St Pat until armhole depth measures 8 1/4 (9, 9 1/2) in.

above markers, ending with Row 4 of Shell St Pat.
Shape shoulders & neck: Bind off first 22 (33, 44) sts, sl next 33 sts onto a st holder, bind off rem 22 (33, 44) sts.



FRONT: Work same as back until armhole depth measures 5 1/4 (6, 6 1/2) in.

above markers, ending with Row 4 of Shell St Pat.
Shape neck: Work across 22 (33, 44) sts, sl center 33 sts onto a st holder, join a second ball of yarn and work across rem 22 (33, 44) sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, cont in Body Pat until armhole depth measures same as back.

Bind off rem 22 (33, 44) sts each side.



SLEEVES: With size 7 needles, cast on 36 (38, 40) sts.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 2 1/4 in., inc 10 (8, 6) sts evenly spaced across last WS row -- 46 sts.

Change to size 10 needles.

Knit one row, purl one row.
Next Row (RS): K first st, work Shell St Pat across to last st, k last st.

Maintaining pat as est, inc 1 st at each edge every 4th row 13 times working all inc sts in St st and center 44 sts in Shell St Pat -- 72 sts.

Work even in Body Pat until sleeve measures 18 (18 1/4, 19) in.

from beg or desired length.

Bind off all sts.



FINISHING: With RS's facing sew shoulders tog.

Matching markers, sew sleeves in place.

Sew sleeve and side seam in one continuous seam.
Rolled Neck: With RS facing, using circular needle size 5 (7, 7), pick up and k 33 sts from back neck st holder, pick up and k 10 sts along left neck edge, pick up and k 33 sts from front neck st holder, pick up and k 10 sts along right neck edge -- 86 sts.

Join and knit in rnds until 3 in.

in depth.

Bind off loosely.

Note: Neck will automatically roll to outside so that purl side will be showing.

Option to stabilize bottom of tunic: With RS facing, using crochet hook and beg at side seam, sl st around each st around bottom of tunic, join to first st with sl st and end off.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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