Traveler Shell in Ad Astra

Traveler Shell in Ad Astra
Item Number: KK-YB-2607
Please tell us your color choice below:

Detailed Description

This slip-on cardi is a wonder! It works with a whole range of looks and flatters all body types. It is an Andrea Mowry design, which means that the pattern is well-written, size-inclusive, and filled with helpful tips and links to tutorials. The Traveler Shell is knit from the bottom up in a combination of knit and purl rows that makes a stretchy ribbed fabric. The shoulders are shaped with short rows and then joined with a 3-needle bind-off. Stitches are picked up and knit in rib for the collar and cuffs. The kit includes yarn for optional pockets. (We chose not to knit the pockets.) The finished chest measurements are 34 (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58] {62, 66, 70}". This sweater can be machine washed on delicate in cold water and dried flat.

We knit the Traveler Shell in our own yarn, Ad Astra. It is a 100% organic cotton yarn, grown in Texas. It is spun and dyed in North Carolina for a 100% US-produced yarn. The 45-color palette is inspired by the colors found in nature. In this project, Ad Astra is knit loosely at a gauge of 6 stitches per inch.

The kit includes the Andrea Mowry pattern and the yarn. If you already have a Ravelry account and would like us to put the pattern in your library, please tell us your Ravelry user name in the box above with your color selection.

You will also need:

  • 32" or 40" circular needle in US size 4 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
  • If you changed needle size above to get gauge, adjust needle size below to two sizes smaller than main fabric needle.
  • double point needles in US size 4 (or long circulars for Magic Loop method)
  • 32" or 40" circular needle in US size 2
  • double pointed needles in size 2 (or long circulars for Magic Loop method)
  • row counter
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or waste yarn to hold stitches
  • tapestry needle

Our Traveler Shell is shown in Ad Astra color Sprout. If you would like your kit to be in this color combination, simply order it above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like different color, please see our Ad Astra page for the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us in the box above which color you would like.

Please note: The cones of Ad Astra vary slightly in weight and are priced according to weight. The kit price will vary slightly as a result.