The Scalloped Shell Edging :: Knitting Stitch #219

How to Knit the Scalloped Shell Edge

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the scalloped shell edging. The scalloped shell edging would be great for edging any project!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count

Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 5 + 2

  • Note: Cast on the required number of sts using the thumb method.
  • Row 1: (right side): K1, yo, *k5, slip successively the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, sts just worked over the 1st and off needle, yo; rep from* to last st, k1.
  • Row 2: P1, *[p1, yo, k1, tbl] into next st, p1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: K2, k1 tbl, *k3, k1 tbl; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
  • Work 3 rows in Garter st. These 6 rows from the edging.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Scalloped Shell Edge (Reversible)
Example of the Scalloped Shell Edge Reversible (Click for larger image)

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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4 thoughts on “The Scalloped Shell Edging :: Knitting Stitch #219

  1. Pattie Banfield says:

    I just finished watching How to knit the scalloped shell edging – how do I do it in reverse to finish an edge with the same design???

  2. says:

    Hello, can you advise on how to knit this edging on the round?
    THanks in advance.

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