The Little Shell Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #74

Example of how to knit the little shell stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Little Shell Stitch is a simple lace pattern that creates rows of little shell motifs. These can be used as an accent row in an afghan or in a sweater or shawl.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 7 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 7 + 2

  • 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.

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