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Ingot Shell

Crochet
July 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in shell pattern after steam blocking
3.5 mm (E)
1350 - 1650 yards (1234 - 1509 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
This pattern is available for download for $2.75.

Interweave SKU: EP10521

This shell made of shell stitch has the look of intarsia, but is made using a tangle-free technique; each section is worked separately and joined to the previous section as you go. Learn more about this technique in Lily Chin’s Join As You Go Crochet DVD (interweavestore.com)

Finished Size: To fit XS (S, M, L, XL) or 34 (36-37, 38-40, 42, 44)” bust circumference with finished measurement of 37¼ (40, 42-2/3, 45-1/3, 50-2/3)” at bust and 23 (23, 23¼, 23¼, 23½)” long without collar. This is a standard fitting garment. Sample shown measures 34”, modeled with ½” negative ease.

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Cerro (85% pima cotton, 15% alpaca; 150 yd [138 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]); # 7150 golden honey (A), 2 skeins, # 7188 coral (B), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, #7154 orchid (C), 3 skeins and #7147 denim (D), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine

Needles: Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: St markers (m).

Gauge: 3 shell rep or 18 sts and 10 shell rows = 4” in sh patt st after steam blocking.

Originally Published: Crochetscene 2014

For more details, please see the pattern page.