Interweave SKU: EP10385
Also available in the book Light & Layered Knits
A solid-color shaped shell is an indispensable 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. (Interweave)
Finished Size: About 34 (36, 38, 40)” (86.5 [91.5, 96.5, 101.5] cm) bust circumference.
Yarn: DK weight Shown here: Filatura di Crosa Brilla (42% cotton, 58% viscose rayon; 120 yd [110 m]/50 g): #391 red, 8 (9, 10, 11) balls.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Body: size U.S. 6 (4.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir). Edging: size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) cir and extra needle the same size or smaller for three-needle bind-off.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 24 sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needle.
Originally Published: Light & Layered Knits