How to Knit the Little Shell Stitch



This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the little shell stitch. This simple lace pattern creates rows of little shell motifs. These can be used as an accent row in an afghan or in a sweater or shawl.

Skill: Easy

Cast On: Multiples of 7 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Yarn Over – yo
Purl Three Together – p3tog

Pattern:

Row 1: Knit all sts.
Row 2: Purl all sts.
Row 3: K2, *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2; rep from * to end
Row 4: Purl all sts.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of how to knit the little shell stitch

Example of how to knit the little shell stitch (click for larger)

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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