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Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Shell

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Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern #: 60455
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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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
20½ (21, 21½, 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)
 
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Lion® Organic Cotton

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Lion® Organic Cotton
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*Lion® Organic Cotton (Article #680). 100% Organic Cotton; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins

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•  680-004 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Cypress
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Ribbed Shell

Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton

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

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.


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 ½ (7, 7½, 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 5½ 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
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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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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Ribbed Shell Reviewed by Josie Ziemann on 2011-05-16 *****
Really cool and really easy. They aren't really clear on what to measure for the arm hole(you're supposed to measure the cast off, too), but that could have just been me. Looks awesome when you do it right, though!


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