How to Knit the Scallop Stitch

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How to Knit the Scallop Stitch- this pretty, seashell inspired knitting stitch is ideal for scarves, shawls, and throws.

How to Knit the Scallop Stitch

This stitch may look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to knit!

The design is created by repeating 6 rows. I changed the color of the yarn every 6 rows to emphasize the scallop pattern.

If you’re new to knitting, there are a few terms you may be unfamiliar with. I will explain them below and show you how they’re done in the accompanying video.

Abbreviation used in this pattern:

k2tog- knit 2 stitches together.

yo- means yarn over. Simply, pass the yarn over the right-hand knitting needle. A new loop is created on the next row.

Sl1 K1 psso: Slip 1, Knit 1, pass slip stitch over. Take the stitch and slip it from one needle to another. Knit the next stitch and remove from needle. Take the slipped stitch and put it over the knit stitch.

How to Knit the Scallop Stitch

Yarn: Since this is a lacey stitch, it works best with lighter weight yarn. (I used Caron Cakes Cotton in Nested Blue.)

Needles: I used size US 7 single point knitting needles. Be sure to use knitting needles that correspond to the yarn weight you chose.

Cast on multiples of 13 + 2 (I casted on 28 stitches for the video tutorial and 41 stitches for the blog pictures)

Row 1: (right side) k1, *sl 1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: Purl across.

Row 3: k1, *sl 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: Purl across.

Row 5: k1, *sl 1, k1, psso, yo, [k1, yo] 5 times, k2tog; rep from *to last st, k1.

Row 6: Knit across.

Continue working these 6 rows for pattern. You can switch to a new color yarn every 6 rows or you can use the same color throughout.

Looking for more Knitting Stitch Tutorials?

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