Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stitchy Saturday: Happy Canada Day Special, Shell Lace Knitting Stitch

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This week I decided I wanted to knit the knitting stitch swatch in red and white for Canada Day! it is Canada's 150th birthday today and I wanted to celebrate it a bit on here. I am a fourth generation Canadian and so proud to be living in this beautiful, wonderful country. This week I found this shell lace stitch and thought it looked so nice. I like how it turned out and I think this stitch would make a lovely scarf or detail on the bottom of a garment.

Swatch of the stitch pattern: 21 stitches and three pattern repeats


Knitted in a multiple of 10 sts, + 1 and a 10-row repeat.
Row 1 - right side: Purl
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: * K1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: * K2. yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: * K3, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: * K4, yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 10: Purl.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over |
SK2P: slip1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over.

Pattern from Knitting Stitches Pattern

What I thought: 
I liked this pattern, it was easy to follow and it looked wonderful when complteted. I like that it is a short 10 row repeat as well and not too long. I think that this stitch would make a lovely light spring or summer scarf knitted with fine yarn or a nice detail at the bottom of a garment. 

Knitter level: 
Beginner: The stitch is easy to follow and the repetition is easy to learn after a few pattern repeats. 

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Have a great day EH!


  1. wow che bello! grazie per il tutorial !! kiss kiss

  2. Lovely stitch pattern! So fun to learn new things. :)

    1. Thank you Andi! yes it is, I have enjoyed learning new stitches every week :)

  3. happy Canada Day on July fourth :) love your patriotic stitches!


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