Domino Shells Jacket by Vivian Høxbro

Domino Shells Jacket

January 1998
Sport (12 wpi) ?
see notes below
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2.75 mm (C)
3971 - 4221 yards (3631 - 3860 m)
44" chest
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Each shell motif should measure 4” across and 2.75” long for the small size. For the large size, the shells should measure 4.25” across by 3” long.

This is the companion jacket for the shell top, made with the same yarn and motifs. The two pieces are worked in soft pastels representing the water, sand, seashells and flowers next to a beach. Constructed with domino shells from the lower edges to the shoulders. The side seams are done by sewing the edge shells of the back to the gaps between the edge shells of the front. If you wish, you can avoid side seams by working the front and back together in one piece (i.e., circularly) from the sixth to the eleventh row of shells.

To ensure a good fit, use a sweatshirt or sweater that fits you as your personal pattern. Then work the necessary number of shells horizontally and vertically to match that shape.

Note: Before beginning a garment, practice domino shells by working the practice piece described on pages 22-25 in your chosen yarns. Use this practice piece to measure your gauge