I don’t know about you, but there are times when you want to knit up something with a bit of attitude, a bit of flair. Sure, it’s great to knit something warm and cozy for those lonely or cold or snuggly nights but let’s face it, there are only so many cardi’s and pulli’s one can make in a lifetime.
So here’s a sleeveless shell with some easy-but-fancy dart action that you can knit in about three days that’ll show off whatever there is to show. And if you’re not into the old nudie thing, wear a camisole underneath or alter the neckline depth (I’ll tell you how). But if you do, just be sure you use some yarn that has a bit of shimmer and glimmer and sizzle.
….Because, honestly, it’s all about the sizzle.
To Fit Sizes:
XS, S, M, L [XL, 2XL, 3XL]
(Size small shown)
30, 34, 38, 42 [46, 50, 54] inches
Finished Bust Measurement:
31, 35, 39, 43.5 [48, 52, 56.5] inches
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
5, 5, 6, 7 [9, 10, 11] balls
Silk Bijou/Shizuku by Olympus
(35% Silk, 40% Cotton, 25% Rayon; 40g/120yds; available at kpixie.com)
Substitute a cotton or silk blend in the same gauge, approx. 525, 650, 750, 875 [1050, 1200, 1325] yards
US Size 7 circular or straight needles, or needle size to obtain gauge
US Size 7 double point needles or two circulars, for working in the round
Scrap yarn or stitch holders
This pattern is suitable for an intermediate beginner or someone who can knit, purl, decrease and increase stitches and pick up stitches around a neckline.
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(A special thanks to Jody at Savannahchik.com who handled the technical editing.)