Spiral Shell by Deborah Newton
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Spiral Shell

Knitting
September 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in spiral lace pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
588 - 784 yards (538 - 717 m)
43.5" (110.5cm) at lower edge

Gauge Notes: Rows measured diagonally along a column of purl stitches

Pattern description from Wrap Style: “‘If you can knit a tube, you can knit a garment,’ says longtime knitwear designer Deborah Newton. For this romantic little wrap, Deborah casts on enough stitches to accommodate her approximate shoulder circumference, knits them in the round until the piece reaches from elbow to shoulder, then binds off. What could be easier? Worked in a sumptuous merino-cashmere yarn and a spiraling lace stitch, this wrap transforms a simple idea into an elegant garment.”

Finished Size:

  • Circumference at lower edge 43.5 (48, 52.5)” (110.5 122, 133.5 cm)
  • Circumference at neck edge 36 (39.5, 43)” (91.5 100.5, 109 cm)
  • Length 12.5 (13, 13.5)” (31.5 33, 34.5 cm)
  • Sized to fit bust measurement of about 32-34 (36-38, 42-44)” (81-86 91-969, 107-112 cm)

Yarn:

  • About 588 (686, 784) yd (538 (627, 717) m) of aran-weight Medium #4) yarn.
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% merino, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 98 yd (90 M)/50 g): #603 pale pink, 6 (7, 8) balls.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” (40-cm) and 24” (60-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Note from Wrap Style: For checking gauge and determining placement of decrease round, measure length diagonally along the column of purl sts formed by the spiral lace pattern. The fabric will measure about 10 percent shorter if measured straight up from cast-on to bound-off edge.