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Sleeveless Shell
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Pattern Number: 1236

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium
Finished chest measures 33 (36, 39) inches
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

660-153 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: Black (discontinued) True black
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

Additional Materials
Three 1/4-inch (13 mm) buttons.
GAUGE:
23 sts + 29 rows = 4" (10 cm) In Stockinette st. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHELL

FRONT
Cast on 91 (99, 107) sts.



Shape for Waist Beg St st (k RS rows, p WS rows) and decrease 1 st at each end every 6th row 4 times.

Work even on 83 (91, 99) sts until piece measures 4 1/2" from beg.
Shape for Bust Inc on next RS row and every 8th row 7 times total.

Work even on 97 (105, 113) sts until piece measures 12 inches total, end ready to work a RS row.
Shape Armholes Bind off 9 (10, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 79 (95, 91) sts.

Bind off 3 sts beg next 2 rows, then 2 sts beg next 2 rows - 69 (75, 81) sts.

Dec 1 st each end on next RS row and every other row 6 (6, 7) times, then every 4th row 0 (1, 2) times, then every 6th row 0 (1, 1) time.

Work even on 57 (59, 61) sts until armholes measures 6 1/4 (7, 7 1/4)", end ready to work a RS row.
Shape Shoulders and Neck Bind off 3 sts beg next 2 rows, then 2 sts beg next 2 rows - 47 (49, 51) sts.

Dec 1 st each end on next RS row and every other row 3 times, then every 4th row once.

Work even on 39 (41, 43) sts until neck measures 2 1/4", bind off loosely.



BACK
Work same as for Front until armholes measure 3 1/4 (4, 4 1/4)".
Back Placket Opening Cont all shapings as for front but bind off center 3 sts on next row.

Join a separate ball of yarn to other shoulder and, working both sides separately at same time, finish as for Front.

There are 27 (28, 29) sts on either side after armhole shaping and 18 (19, 20) sts at final neck bind off.



FINISHING
Sew side seams, sew shoulder and neck seams.

Work 5 rows of sc evenly spaced around bottom edge and 3 rows of sc evenly spaced around armholes.



Placket Trim: Row 1 With RS facing, sc evenly up left placket edge, work an extra sc at corner, sc evenly across neck edge, work an extra sc at corner, sc evenly down right placket edge, ch 1 and turn.



Row 2 Sc in each sc around, working an extra sc at corners.

Mark for 3 buttons evenly spaced along left placket edge, 1/2" from top and 1" from bottom.



Row 3 Ch 1 and turn, sc in each sc, working an extra sc at corners to right placket.

Opposite each marked button, make buttonhole by ch 3 and skipping 3 sc.



Row 4 Ch 1 and turn, rep Row 2 working sc in each of ch-3 buttonholes.



Row 5 Ch 1 and turn, rep Row 2, fasten off leaving 8" tail.



Use tail to sew down sides of placket trim to 3 bound off sts of placket opening.

Sew buttons in place.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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