Sleeveless Shell

Sleeveless Shell
Sleeveless Shell

Free Knitting Patterns - Sleeveless Shell

Directions are given for small size (10-12), changes for medium (12-14) and large (14-16) are in parentheses. You will need American Thread Company Heavy Rug Yarn.5 (6, 7) 70-yard skeins in desired color, one pair number 10 1/2 knitting needles and a size G aluminum crochet hook.

Abbreviations: k (knit) sc (single crochet) p (purl) st (stitch) dec (decrease)

Gauge: 7 sts equal 2 inches 5 rows equal 1 inch

Back: Cast on 58 (62, 66) sts.

Work in k 2, p 2 pattern for 2 rows.

Next 2 Rows: P 2, k 2 across each row.

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern for 12 inches.

Shape Armholes:

Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at beginning and end of next row.

Work even for 3 more inches.

Shape Neckline: Work across 17 (19, 21) sts, bind off 14 sts, work across remaining sts.

Working 1 shoulder at a time, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times, then dec 1 st at neck edge every other row until 5 (6, 7) sts remain, bind off.

Join yarn and complete other shoulder to correspond.

Front: Work same as back to armholes. Bind off same as back armholes, then work even for 1 inch. Work neck shaping same as back. Continue even until armholes measure same as back, bind off shoulder. Complete other shoulder.

Finishing: Sew or weave shoulder and side seams. Work a row of sc around neck edge, armholes and lower edge.