Shell Tidy

A sample of the stitch pattern used in the SHell Tidy from Home Work

Above: A swatch of the stitch pattern used in this tidy.

Updated Pattern

In Words

Abbreviations

Sl 1 = slip 1
K = knit
P = purl
K2tog = knit two together
Yo = yarn over

Pattern

Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 24 + 5. The original pattern recommends 125 sts but does not state the thickness of the yarn or needle size used.

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k2, *k2tog 4 times, (yo, k1) seven times, yo, k2tog 4 times, p1; repeat from * three times, k2tog 4 times, (yo, k1) seven times, yo, k2tog 4 times, k3

Rows 2 and 4 (WS): sl 1, k2, *p23, k1; repeat from * to last  sts, k2

Row 3: sl 1, k2, k23, *p1, k23; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3

Repeat these four rows until your tidy is the desired length. Cast off.

Charted

Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 24 + 5. The original pattern recommends 125 sts but does not state the thickness of the yarn or needle size used.

Chart for knitting the shell tidy from Home Work, published 1891

Repeat these four rows until your tidy is the desired length. Cast off.

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