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Size: 34 (36, 38)
Length: 20 " (21", 22 ")
3 (5, 6) balls Fluid; Color: SP6 - Italian Soda [A] (or color of your choice)
2 (3, 4) balls Fluid; Color: 007 - Italian Plum [B] (or color of your choice)
US Size 10 knitting needles
Approx. 18 st st = 4"
K = knit
P = purl
BO = bind off
WSR = wrong side row
RS = right side
EOR = every other row
st = stitch
YO = yarn over
K2tog = knit 2 st together
beg = beginning
dec = decrease
rep = repeat
To knit shell (Make 2):
BACK & FRONT
With A, CO 96 (104, 112) st
R2: K1, *(YO, K2tog), rep * till last st, K1
R3-6: Rep R2
Change to Stockinette St
R8: K1, P till last st, K1
Rep R7 & 8 till piece measures 10" (11", 12") from beg.
Decrease Row: (Change to B) - Do not cut A:
R1: *(K2, K2tog), rep * till end - 72 (78, 84) st remaining
R3-4: Carrying A up along side, with A: K
R5-6: Carrying B up along side, with B: K
R7-8: Rep R3-4
R9: Carrying B up along side, with B: K
R10: With B, K1, P till last st, K1
Continue R9 & 10 with B till piece measures 13" (14", 15:) from beg, ending with WSR.
Shape armhole: (With B)
R1: BO 5 (6, 7) st at beg of row, K till end.
R2: BO 5 (6, 7) st at beg of row, P till end - 62 (66, 70) st remaining
Dec 1 st each side EOR 5x, still continuing in stockinette st - 52 (56, 60) st remaining
Continue even till piece measures 17.5" from beg, ending with WSR.
Work to center 12 st, attach another ball of yarn, BO center 12 st, K till end.
Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge, dec 1 st EOR 8 times.
Continue till piece measures 20"(21", 22") from beg.
Join shoulder and side seams.
For side seams, leave 2" of bottom edge unsewn.
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