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My Zipline Shell
Zipline Shell by Linda Permann
Crochet
me
in between medium and large
Needle and yarn
2.75 mm (C)
Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy
994.5 yards, 325 grams 6.5 skeins = 994.5 yards (909.4m)
Yarnivore in San Antonio, Texas
June 18, 2011
Notes

August 4- Finished the shell a few days ago and it fits really well. I blocked it, sewed the pieces together and tried it on before weaving in the ends, and found that I had to tear out about 6 rows on each shoulder to make it fit me right (it would have been too low/long otherwise). I also modified my version to make it more of a tank (basically I made the strap/sleeve less wide), in retrospect I kind of wish I hadn’t but I am still really happy with how it came out. The hempathy is getting softer and softer and I love the color. I will be able to wear this for years and years.

June 21- So the 3.5 mm swatch was way too big, as was the 3.25 and 3.0 mm swatch. Funny, because the Hempathy actually appears thinner, but I guess the fiber content is what qualifies it as a dk. So, now I have swatched at 2.75 mm, and it is ever so slightly looser gauge, which is what I was going for anyway. My tank should end up about 41” around …still waiting for the swatch to dry just in case!

Jun 18-I’m making this tank for myself, because I need a mindless fun project that’s just for me. I’m going to try it with the Hempathy, which I think will work well as a sport weight. I’m also using a teeny tiny bit larger hook size (3.5) mm--just swatched to see if that will make the circumference a touch larger, as a 40” chest would be ideal for me.

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June 18 2011
August 1 2011
About this pattern
Zipline Shell
by Linda Permann
from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2011
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About this yarn
Hempathy
by Elsebeth Lavold
DK / 8 ply
41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Rayon
153 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: June 18, 2011
  • Finished: September 6, 2011
  • Updated: March 7, 2012