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January 2000
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
440 - 550 yards (402 - 503 m)
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
This pattern is available for free.

Berroco yarns for this pattern have been discontinued. Directions are still available.

Our modern version of a basic shell with faux shoulder darts and rolled neck. (Berroco)

From Berroco Booklet #189

Skill Level: Easy

Bust – 38(42-46-52)“.
Length (Including rolled edge) – 22(22-1/2 - 23 -23-1/2)”.

Note: When measuring length of this garment, flatten out rolled edge and measure from beg.


8(8-9-10) balls #4404 Chamois.

Straight knitting needles, sizes 10 and 10-1/2 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
16” length circular knitting needle, size 10-1/2.
Cable Needle (cn).
2 St Holders.

Note: This pattern is given for 3 different gauges under 3 different names (Marla, Marsha, Martina) but it’s the same pattern.

Very nice basic shell with a slightly funnel neck, and pretty full fashioning at the collarbone. Some body shaping as well.