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Shell

Knitting
February 1995
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1104 - 1584 yards (1009 - 1448 m)
Small, Medium

Note this pattern is listed with two length, cropped and a tunic. This is also designed to use either Rowan Handknit DK Cotton or Rowan Denim. However, a pattern note indicates the following: “The Denim yarn shrinks in length by approximately one-fifth after the first washing.”

Make sure you use the correct instructions for the yarn used.

A Treasury of Rowan Knits “Chapter 1: Spring” page 16

Skill Level: Beginner

DK Cotton Gauge: 22.5 stitches and 28 rows to 4” (10cm) measured over shell stitch pattern using US 6 (4mm) needles.

Denim Gauge: 22.5 stitches and 26 rows to 4” (10cm) measured over shell stitch pattern using US 6 (4mm) needles before washing.

Suggested Colors: Nashville 225 or Ecru 251

DK Cotton Sizes: Small, Medium
Cropped Pullover balls of yarn: 12, 13
Tunic balls of yarn: 17, 17
To fit bust: 34-36” (86-91cm), 36-38” (91-97cm)
Actual width: 19” (48.5cm), 22 1/4” (56.5cm)
Cropped Pullover length: 17” (43.5cm) both sizes
Tunic length: 28” (71cm) both sizes
Sleeve length: 19” (48cm), 18” (45.5cm)

Denim Sizes: Small, Medium
Cropped Pullover balls of yarn: 12, 13
Tunic balls of yarn: 19, 19
To fit bust: 34-36” (86-91cm), 36-38” (91-97cm)
Actual width: 19” (48.5cm), 22 1/4” (56.5cm)
Cropped Pullover length: 19 3/4” (50cm) both sizes
Tunic length: 32” (81.5cm) both sizes
Sleeve length: 22” (55.5cm), 20 3/4” (52.5cm)

Denim measurements are before washing.