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Cabri Shell (PDF Knitting Pattern)

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♫ The Music ♫
A celebration of Canadian-American ties, the Cabri Waltz that inspired this design is named for a small Saskatchewan town, but popularized by Joe Pancerzewski, a North Dakota fiddler. The delicate cable and lace pattern on the back of this shell mirrors the wonderfully elegant yet lively contra dances where this tune would have been a star.

The Cabri Shell is a loose fitting shell with a wide, shallow, scooped neckline that is the same depth front and back, and a split hem (back extends 4” longer than the front). The cable and lace panel is centered on the back; the sides and front are worked in Stockinette stitch. Stitches are cast on for the minimal sleeves and the armholes are edged using the same decorative border as the bottom hemlines. The neckline and bottom borders are finished with an I-cord BO.

This pattern is fully charted.

This pattern was originally published in Knit Picks’ Sunday Morning collection. The pattern is in it’s original Knit Picks format.

May 10, 2017 Errata note: The B symbol should include a WS definition (since that chart is worked both flat and in the round).

WS: Purl through back of loop

34 (39, 44, 49, 54)" finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 2 - 4" of positive ease

800 - 1600 yards (732 - 1463 m) of fingering weight

3.5 mm / US 4
4.0 mm / US 6
3.25 mm / US 3

24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round using larger needles, blocked

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