Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stitch Guide: Little Shell

The little shell stitch is a super cute stitch that is simple to execute and adds some visual interest to any project. Like most lace stitches this one has a right side and a wrong side so keep that in mind when deciding to use this stitch.  What is also nice about this stitch is that there is only one pattern row and three "easy" rows making this pattern easy to memorize.

Little Shell (Worked Flat)
Multi of 7 plus 2
R1: Knit all Sts
R2: Purl all Sts
R3: K2 * YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO, K2*
R4: Purl all Sts

Little Shell (Worked in the Round)
Multi of 7

R1&2: Knit all Sts
R3: K2 * YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO, K2*
R4: Knit all Sts

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