Textured Dolman Shell

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A modern staple for layering, this oversize shell is a fresh alternative to the cardigan when you need extra warmth. Columns of cartridge rib keep the easy shape flattering with long vertical lines. The front and back, shaped with graceful sloping shoulders, are worked flat and sewn together. A cozy mock turtleneck finishes the shell, and its folded construction guards against the winter chill.


Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 1195 (1350, 1530, 1690, 1895, 2075) yards 


  • 21¾ stitches & 33 rows = 4″ in Cartridge Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Collar):

  • One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 39¼ (43, 46¾, 50½, 54, 57¾)” circumference at bust (seamed)
  • Intended Ease: +6-10″
  • Sample shown is size 43¼” with +9¼” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Sloped Bind-Off
  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
Michele Wang
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