The Versailles Shell

It’s finally here – 2 weeks to the day of my initial preview! I had hoped to release it sooner, but making sure I got a good, error-free product out took a little more time than I realized. I had the shell tech edited by SavannahChik. She came highly recommended, but as if that weren’t enough, this post convinced me that she was a girl after my own heart – and she certainly did not disappoint.

The next phase involved my brother, a graphic design artist who is not a knitter. This point made for some comical errors being introduced in the pattern. I had to check and recheck his work, but I love the pattern layout and logo he came up with and I hope you do too.

Here are the specs:
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Finished Size : 30 (32, 35.25, 38, 41.25, 45.25, 48.75, 52)” bust measurement. Recommended Ease: 0″ to 2″ positive ease.

Yarn : Louet Euroflax Sport Weight Linen (100% wet spun linen; 270 yards/100 g): Grey (MC), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins. Beige (CC), 1 skein. This yarn also comes in 50 gram skeins, be sure to purchase the correct put-up.

Needles : Body – Size 3 circular needles. Neck Band – Size 2 circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions : Tapestry needle; stitch holders; stitch markers; buttons (5); Size B Crochet hook; Size C Crochet hook.

Gauge : 24 sts/33 rows over 4″ in St st using larger needles.

More pictures on Ravelry.

Cost: $5.50

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