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Aran Leaf Pattern Shell - 100% wool - a free knit shell pattern - Crystal Palace Yarns

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free knit shell pattern


above a close view of shoulder and neck

below a view of side where St st
vertical columns meet at seam

Aran - Leaf Pattern Shell             sw114

5 (6, 7) - 50 gr balls Aran Wool  (new for fall - 100% wool)
color #1006 "antique rose"
[Note that this shell can also be knit from this same pattern using Taos.]

Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or DAISY Needles  US size 9 (5.5mm)

Sizes: XS, S/M, L
Finished Chest Measurements: 32 (37, 42)�

Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4� in pat st

BO-bind off; CC-contrast color; CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; estab-established; inc-increase; K- knit; P-purl; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; St st-Stockinette Stitch; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong side; YO-yarn over.

Note: This patt st has decs and incs on most rows. Make sure when you are decreasing while working the pattern you take this into account so you maintain the correct number of sts.

CO 81 (93, 105) sts. K 1 row.
Work first 4 sts in St st, work chart to last 4 sts, work last 4 sts in St st.
[edited 03/30/07]
Cont until piece measures 13 (13, 14)�.
Shape Armholes

BO 3 sts beg next 2 rows.
Keeping the first and last 3 (3, 6) sts in St st and keeping to patt, dec 1 st at each end every other row 4 (4, 7) times � 67 (79, 85) sts
Work even until armhole measures 6 � (7 �, 8 �)�, maintaining first and last 3 sts in St st and keeping to patt.
Shape Shoulders

BO 4 (5, 8) sts beg next 4 rows, then BO 3 (5, 9) sts beg next 4 rows � 39, (39, 51) sts
Mock Turtleneck

Working first and last st in St st and keeping to patt over remaining sts, cont to work chart 12 rows.

Same as Front.

Seam sides and Mock Turtleneck sides.
Weave in ends on WS.

The CHART for this pattern stitch is
a PDF here for downloading.

This pattern will also work for
Aran Print
Aran Marl
(click the links to see the color cards for each yarn)


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Pattern Copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Aran Wool are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page March 30, 2007

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