This pattern is also available in the book Light & Layered Knits, available for purchase.
A solid-color shaped shell is an indispensible wardrobe basic. This streamlined design with puzzle-piece construction makes for an adventure in knitting that is not for the fainthearted. Shaped pieces and cable borders with short-row shaping are knitted separately and sewn together. While the keyhole in the back reflects classic style, the elongated front keyhole is unexpectedly bold for what is generally considered to be an understated garment. Worn layered under a shaped, structured suit jacket, it is a bold pop of color with visual texture that tosses “plain” out the window.