Free Knitting Patterns - Sleeveless Shell
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.
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.