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Bamboo Shell

Knitting
July 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
630 - 1240 yards (576 - 1134 m)
5 Size and 3 Lengths
This pattern is available for free.

NOTE: The yarn used here is sold in increments of one ounce, so the skein weight may vary. The total yardage needed is accurate in this pattern.

MATERIALS
Short, waist-length shell:

  • 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Habu’s Dyed Bamboo, 100% bamboo.
  • or 638 (733, 832, 945, 1063) yards

Medium, dropped-waist shell:

  • 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Habu’s Dyed Bamboo, 100% bamboo.
  • or 694 (797, 903, 1024, 1149) yards

Long, hip-length shell (pictured here):

  • 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Habu’s Dyed Bamboo, 100% bamboo. I used the color Teal.
  • or 751 (860, 974, 1103, 1236) yards

You will also need:

  • A size US #3, 16 or 24-inch circular needle
  • A size US #3, 12-inch or longer spare circular needle
  • 2 stitch markers

GAUGE
27 stitches x 32 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES
32 (36, 40, 44 1/2, 49)

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44 1/2, 49)) inches
  • Length from Shoulder to Underarm: 8 ½ (9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½) inches
  • Length from Underarm to Front Bottom Edge for Short (Medium, Long) versions: 12 (14, 16) inches
  • Length from Underarm to Back Bottom Edge for Short (Medium, Long) versions: 14 (16, 18) inches
  • Ease: This garment is designed with a 1 to 3-inch ease around the chest.
  • Sample: Pictured here is Size 36, Long.