Snell's Shell by Kristen Schaeffer
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Snell's Shell

August 2015
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
475 - 1475 yards (434 - 1349 m)
24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)-inch bust circumference 20 (22, 23, 23, 24, 25, 25, 26, 27) inches long
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Named for Snell’s Law of Refraction, the drape and reflective nature of silk combines with an angled stitch pattern to create a simple, yet striking design.

Samples worked in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Penthouse Silk Fingering (fingering weight;100% silk; 500 yd. 457m/114g per skein) in Canton (blue/green) and Gywnn Oak (orange/pink).

Pattern Notes: The front and back of this top are knit separately, back and forth, and then seamed along the sides and shoulders to give it structure and keep it from stretching lengthwise.

This top can be worn with positive or negative ease, depending on the fit desired. For a top with negative ease, make the size just below your actual bust size. For a top with positive ease, make the size just above your actual bust size. The blue/green sample is shown in the 28-inch bust size and is worn by a model with a 31-inch bust, with 3 inches of negative ease. The orange/pink sample is shown in the 52-inch bust size and is worn by a model with a 49-inch bust, with 3 inches of positive ease.