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Free Knitting Pattern: Audrey Turtleneck Shell

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Lion Brand® Fettuccini® (old)
Pattern #: 50895
This stylish hip-length sleeveless shell features a generous oversize turtleneck and a gently shaped waistline that is flattering to many figure types!
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Body Bust Size 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50) in. [71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117, 122-127) cm]
Finished Bust Size 33 (38, 41, 46, 49, 54) in. [84 (96.5, 104, 117, 124.5, 137) 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.


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Fettuccini® (old)

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Fettuccini® (old)
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*Fettuccini® (old) (Article #290). 45% Wool, 45% Acrylic, 10% Nylon    ; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (33yds/30m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
Size 19 [15 mm] circular needle, 16 inches [40.5 cm] long

Audrey Turtleneck Shell

Lion Brand® Fettuccini® (old)


6 sts + 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Random Ridges Pattern on 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



Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Row 2 (WS)
Row 3 Choose any one of the pattern rows below (A-E) at random and work as Row 3.
Row 4 Purl.
Repeat rows 1-4 for Random Ridges pattern.

Pattern Row A K1, p7, knit to end.
Pattern Row B K5, p5, k5, p5, knit to end.
Pattern Row C Knit to last 15 sts, p14, k1.
Pattern Row D K6 (8, 9, 11, 14), p13, knit to end.
Pattern Row E (K8, p3); rep across until 1 st remains, k1.


Shell is knitted in two pieces in an easy Random Ridges pattern. Turtleneck is knitted on after shell is sewn together.

This image is of the dimensioned drawing and shows that the neck opening is 6 inches; total top wisth is 12.5 (14, 14, 15.5, 16.5, 18) inches, side length is 20 (20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5 ) inches and bottom width is 16.5 (19.5, 20.5, 23, 24.5, 27.5) inchesBACK
With smaller needles, cast on 25 (29, 31, 35, 37, 41) sts. Knit 2 rows. Change to larger needles. Work in Random Ridges pattern for 2 in. [5 cm], end with a WS row.

Shape waist
Next Row (RS)
K1, k2tog, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 23 (27, 29, 33, 35, 39) sts. Continue in pattern until piece measures 12 in. [30.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS) K into front and back of first st, work to last st, k into front and back of last st – 25 (29, 31, 35, 37, 41) sts. Continue in pattern until piece measures 13 in. [33 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts at the beg of next 2 rows – 21 (25, 25, 39, 31, 35) sts.
Dec 1 st each side every RS row 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) times – 19 (21, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts. Work even until piece measures 20 (20˝, 21, 21˝, 22, 22˝) in. [51 (52, 53.5, 54.5, 56, 57) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 rows. Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 9 sts on holder for back neck.

With smaller needles, cast on 25 (29, 31, 35, 37, 41) sts. Work as for Back until piece measures 18 (18˝, 19, 19˝, 20, 20˝) in. [45.5 (47, 48.5, 49.5, 51, 52) cm] from beg, end with a WS row – 19 (21, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Shape Neck
Work 12 (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) sts, place last 5 sts onto a holder for front neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn and work to end of row. Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge – 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts rem for each shoulder. Work even until Front measures same length as Back to shoulder shaping. Shape shoulders as for Back.

Sew shoulder and side seams.

From RS, with circular needle, k 9 sts from back neck st holder, pick up and k 1 st at shoulder seam, pick up and k 5 sts along Front neck edge, k 5 sts from Front neck st holder, pick up and k 5 sts along remaining Front neck edge, pick up and k 1 st at shoulder seam – 26 sts. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist sts. Knit every round until turtleneck measures 10 in. [25 cm]. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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