The Shell Lace Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #139

Stitch Description

The Shell Lace Stitch pattern is a wonderful and simple curving stitch that will add an extra level of dimension to any knitting pattern. It is a great pattern to learn for beginner lace knitters.

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Materials Used

Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
yo
Yarn Over
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
sl
Slip Stitch
psso
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
ssk
Slip Slip Knit

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 11 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 11 + 1

  • Row 1: (WS) and all WS Rows: Purl.
  • Row 2: K2tog, *k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
  • Row 4: K2tog, *k4, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
  • Row 6: K2tog, *k3, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
  • Row 8: K2tog, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k5, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
  • Row 10: K2tog, *k1, yo, k3, yo, k4, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
  • Row 12: K2tog, * yo, k5, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat ssk instead of sl 1, k2tog, psso.
  • Repeat these 12 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Shell Lace Stitch

Example of the Shell Lace Stitch

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