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Little Shell Stitch

Example of how to knit the little shell stitch
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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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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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