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Grotto Nymph sleeveless shell knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh

Grotto Nymph

Free your inner dryad with the lacy leaf design of this elegant tank. With cascading leaves wrapping around the sides and a beautifully reversible fit, your summer wardrobe is perfectly suited for any forest dream escape.

The tank is completely reversible. It’s worked in the round from the bottom up. After dividing for the armholes, the front and back are worked separately in rows. Waist and bust shaping are achieved by changing needle size several times.

The lace pattern is proportional to the finished measurements, meaning that for each size, there’s a different number of stitches and rows in the pattern repeat.

Published by SweetGeorgia Yarns

Yarn

Fingering (14 wpi)
SweetGeorgia Yarns Bulletproof Sock

Needles

2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75 mm / US 2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 5

Gauge

26 stitches and 37 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using 3.25 mm / US 3 needles, after blocking

Size/Finished Measurements

11 sizes
Bust: 31 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 40 ½, 43 ½, 46 ¾, 49 ¼, 52 ½, 55 ½, 58 ½, 61 ½)“ / 80 (87.5, 95.5, 103, 110.5, 118.5, 125, 133.5, 141, 148.5, 156) cm
Intended to be worn with ½-1” / 1.5-2.5 cm positive ease.

Techniques

Knitting in the round, decreases, cabled decreases (optional), raised increases, working simple lace from written instructions, picking up stitches, seaming (just the shoulders)

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorials: SSK & SSP Decreases
Cabled Decreases
Raised Increases Video Tutorial
Raised Increases