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[April 30, 2019] After almost 11 successful years in business, Patternfish will cease selling patterns on 31 May, 2019.

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Yvette Silverman

for SWTC   2007

Totempole Shell

Gorgeous, slidy, and relaxed, with none of the hoo-hah normally associated with lacework-- it's a very easy pattern, you can see where it's going, and there's absolutely no shaping to confuse you on the sides of the garment-- and the shaping for the neck is extremely simple. The sleevelet is picked up from the shoulder area and worked back and forth, with cunning bind-offs to form a kind of reverse sleeve cap shaping with way more ease than is usually the case. Underarm and sleeve seams are most of the finishing-- a little bit or crochet around the neck and sleeves is the rest of it.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • spring/summer
  • straight (flat)
  • 3 sizes, finished 36" - 42"; see data page
  • digital PDF has 2 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 18.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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