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Sleeveless Shell, Hat & Boa
N.Y. Yarns accessorizes this lovely knitted shell with a crocheted hat and boa worked in Twinkle.
SKILL LEVEL
Easy
easy YARN WEIGHT
Medium
medium weight
A: SHELL

SIZES
To fit Misses’ sizes Small (Medium, Large). Directions are for smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS
Finished Bust: 34 (36, 38) in.
Back Length: 21-1/2 (22, 22-1/2) in.

MATERIALS
5 (6, 6), 50 gm/92 yd balls of N.Y. Yarns Twinkle (58% nylon/40% acrylic/2% polyester) in color #21
One pair straight knitting needles in size 10 U.S. OR SIZE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Circular knitting needle 16 in. long in size 8 U.S.
Stitch holders
GAUGE
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. with N.Y. Yarns TWINKLE and larger ndls in St St.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
BACK:
With straight ndls, CO 68 (72, 76) sts. K 2 rows. Beg St st. Work 4 rows.

Shape Body (RS):

Dec 1 st each end this row, then every 6 rows 2 times, then every 4 rows 3 times – 56 (60, 64) sts. Work even for 1 in., ending with a WSR. RS: Inc 1 st each end this row, then every 6 rows 5 times – 68 (72, 76) sts. Work even until piece meas 14 in. from beg, ending with a WSR.

Shape armholes:

BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end every row 6 times – 48 (52, 56) sts. Work even until armholes meas 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2) in. Place sts on a holder.

FRONT:
Work same as Back until armholes meas 4-1/2 (5, 5-1/2) in., ending with a WSR – 48 (52, 56) sts. Shape neck (RS): K 17 (19, 21) sts, join a second ball of yarn and BO center 14 sts, work to end. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, at each neck edge dec 1 st every row 3 times. Work even until armholes meas same as Back. BO rem 14 (16, 18) sts each side.

FINISHING:
Block pieces to measurements. Join shoulders using 3-ndl BO. Neckband: With RS facing, using circular ndl, PU and k 60 (64, 68) sts around neck edge including sts on holders. Join and work around in k 1, p 1 rib for 2-1/2 in. BO in rib. Armband: With RS facing, using circular ndl, pu and k 66 (70, 74) sts around armhole. Do not join. K 2 rows. BO knitwise on WS. Sew side seams.

shell
pattern
B: CROCHETED HAT

SIZE
Adult Medium

MATERIALS
2, 50 gm/92 yd balls of N.Y. Yarns Twinkle (58% nylon/40% acrylic/2% polyester) in color #21
Crochet hook in size H/8 U.S. OR SIZE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Yarn needle
GAUGE
11 dc = 4 in. with N.Y. Yarns TWINKLE.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

CROCHET ABBREVIATION
dc = double crochet: Yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, (yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice.

HAT: Ch 55 and close into a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Rnd 1: Ch 4, (dc, ch 1) in ch around – 55 ch-1 spaces. Rnds 2 & 3: Ch 4, (dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 space around. Rnds 4-6: Dec 1 dc in first dc and next ch-1 space, (ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space around to within last ch-1 space, ch 1, dec 1 dc in next ch-1 space and last dc – 49 ch-1 spaces rem at end of Rnd 6. Rnd 7: Dec 1 dc and ch-1 space at beg and end of rnd and dec 6 (dc, ch-1 spaces) evenly spaced around – 41 ch-1 spaces rem. Rnds 8-13: Dec 6 (dc, ch-1 spaces) evenly spaced around each rnd – 5 ch-1 spaces rem at end of Rnd 13. Rnd 14: Ch 4, dc in every other ch-1 space around; break yarn and thread needle through long tail, gathering top of hat and securing.
Scallop: Join yarn in any ch-1 space, *sc in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, (sc, 2 dc, sc) in next ch-1 space; rep from * around. Fasten off.

C: CROCHETED BOA

CROCHETED MEASUREMENTS
Approx 4 in. wide x 50 in. long

MATERIALS
4, 50 gm/92 yd balls of N.Y. Yarns Twinkle (58% nylon/40% acrylic/2% polyester) in color #21
Crochet hook in sizes K/101/2 and N/15 U.S. OR SIZE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
GAUGE
16 sc = 4 in. with N.Y. Yarns TWINKLE.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

CROCHET ABBREVIATION
sc = single crochet: Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook.

BOA: With size K hook, work a foundation ch approx 50 in. long, measuring ch slightly stretched. Work 1 row sc along both sides of foundation ch as foll: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in each ch along foundation ch to first ch, work 3 sc in first ch to turn corner. Do not turn. Work 1 sc in each ch along 2nd side of foundation ch working 3 ch at opposite end for corner, sl st to join.
Ch 3, work 1 dc in same sc, *ch 1, work 2 dc in next sc; rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-3 to join. Cut yarn and fasten off.
With size N hook, join yarn in any ch-1 space, *ch 6, sc between next 2 dc, ch 6, sc in next ch-1 space; rep from * around, sl st to join. Cut yarn and fasten off.

sleeveless shell, boa, and hat
This pattern is from the October 2005 issue of Knit 'N Style.

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