Knitting Exercize: Razor Shell

The razor shell is a kind of long, skinny seashell. This is one of the older Shetland knitting designs, and is often used for the borders of shawls, though it can be used for other things as well, such as the center section of Fiddlesticks Knitting's "Lotus Blossoms" shawl.

Razor Shell is one of the simpler lace knitting patterns. As you can see, there are only two pattern rows, and the first row consists entirely of purling. The pattern in the second row can be varied by adding more stitches or taking away stitches between the yarnovers and central decreases -- for instance, you could have two, or four, stitches between the yarnover and its decrease.


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