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Scalloped Shell Edging

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!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

K”]Knit Stitch
P”]Purl Stitch
YO”]Yarn Over
Garter St”]Garter Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Repeat

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 Attributes

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