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Understanding this pattern - scalloped shell edge stitch

by Janet
(North Yorkshire)

Hi. I am a fairly experienced knitter but have come across a section of a pattern that I have never encountered before and just can't quite understand it. It is a baby's cardigan that I am knitting that has a frill which is then attached to the button band. I have had to cast on 277 stiches which (after the first row) will reduce to 113 - so roughly half the amount of stiches. The pattern instructions are:- K1, yfwd, *K5 pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts just worked separately over the 1st st and off the needle, yfwd, rep from * to last st, k1. The trouble I am having is over the k5 and then passing the 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th stiches over the 1st stich and off the needle. I just can't get my head around what I am supposed to do.

Have you ever come across anything like it? Anything you can suggest would be greatly appreciated.


Many thanks

Janet

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Nov 04, 2020
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you're welcome!
by: Ratchadawan

You're welcome, Janet. I know, sometimes I have the same problem doing thing opposite way. Glad you got it now.

Ratcha

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Knitting a scalloped edge
by: Janet

Thank you so much for your help. I was counting the stiches the other way round, calling the 1st stich as the one furthest away from the point of the right knitting needle. It now makes much more sense.


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scalloped shell edge stitch
by: Ratchadawan

Hello Janet,

Thank you for the question. After k1, yfwd, k5, you then now focus on your right hand needle. From the tip of the right needle is your 1st stitch then 2nd and 3rd and so forth. Pass the 2nd st over the 1st st, then pass the 3rd, 4th and 5th stitches over the 1st. The result is a mini scallop.

Here is a video showing how to do the scalloped shall edge.


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