Friday, June 8, 2012

Little Shell Stitch

Sample knit with DAZZLE Sock/Sport 100% British Blue Faced Leicester on US Size 4 needles

First let me say that this  yarn is fabulous!  I have 5 skeins of this, and it is going to be used for something special!  This was my first experience with Blue Faced Leicester - I highly recommend it!  It is so soft, so smooshy, and very easy to work with. 

Moving on, this is a delicate, lovely little stitch that is super simple to knit.  The only thing you may pause over is the purl 3 together in the third row.  Don't worry - you can do it!  If you are a tight knitter, work Row 2 a tad loose if you can.  Or, gently wiggle your needle after you have inserted it into the 3 stitches to loosen them up a bit to help you purl them together.  

Cast on a multiple of 7 + 2

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2 *YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO, K2*
Row 4: Purl

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

Here is the video.  Happy Knitting and Enjoy!

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