Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Slip Stitch Squares Shell

I love finding interesting, easy ways of using color in a piece. The color pattern looks complicated, but you only work with one color at a time. It is really simple to knit, yet it creates a beautiful, soft look. Work it up as shown here or experiment with your own colors. Try reversing the colors for a different look, as I did in the coordinating cardigan (Pattern 112). This pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together.

The stitch pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Slip stitch knitting, knitting in the round, decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements: 31.5 (34.5, 37.5, 41, 47, 50, 53, 59, 62)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton: 335 (370, 405, 440, 510) (545, 585, 650, 695) yards MC; 230 (255, 280, 305, 350) (375, 405, 450, 480 yards A

Model knit in Spotlight by Classic Elite Yarns (100% matte cotton, 50 g = 92 yards): Color #5720 (MC) and #5748 (A).

Needles and Notions: One pair size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16”, stitch marker

Gauge: In Slip Stitch Squares pattern, 21 sts and 31 rows = 4”/10 cm

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