I have a love for lace, but I find squinting over charts and 10+ row repeats a bit much. My dad taught me a long time ago to KISS, or Keep It Simple, Stupid. I have to say that this is some for the best advice my dad has given me along with check the oil in your car and how to write a good resume. That being said what I love about this lace pattern is that it is simple, but has a huge visual impact. There are only two rows to this stitch. How easy is that to remember, especially when one of those rows is a resting row. Even better. Razor shell stitch has a right side and a wrong side and makes a great edging or detail for a cardigan or shawl. I could even see this as a great stitch for a cowl in some yummy mohair.
Razor Shell Stitch (Worked Flat) Multi of 8 stitches plus 1 R1: K1 *YO, K2, Sl 2 Kwise, K1, P2sso, K2, YO, K1* R2: Purl all Sts
Razor Shell Stitch (Worked in the Round) Multi of 8 stitches R1:*YO, K2, Sl 2 Kwise, K1, P2sso, K2, YO, K1* R2: Knit all Sts