Clam Diggers Shell Knitting Pattern – Quick and Easy Knitted Ladies Sleeveless Tank Top

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Summer is coming to a close and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than a beach party. Today’s vintage pattern will take you back to the California beach parties of the 1960’s. It’s a Clam Diggers Shell knitting pattern.

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This vintage knitting pattern is from an American Thread Star Book Begin To Knit, so it’s easy and quick to make.

Instructions are given for sizes in Small and in parentheses for Medium and Large. Knitting Worsted medium weight yarn is called for in Amber and Tangerine. This Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Tangerine Mist yarn would be perfect. These colors are straight from a 1960’s wardrobe!

You’ll need one pair of No. 9 knitting needles or any needles that will result in the stitch gauge of 9 sts = 2 inches. You’ll also need a Size H crochet hook for the neck and arm hole edges.

The instructions were on two pages so I consolidated them into one in a PDF file. Print or save it by clicking on the file below.

Clam Diggers Shell Knitting Pattern

The one page pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

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