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Monday, April 5, 2010

Lacy scallops

About a year ago, my neighbor bought a dozen skeins of yarn in the hopes she would learn to knit. Unfortunately, never panned out. With piles of yarn just sitting around, she realized she needed to do something with it. So the other day, she asked if I would make her a blanket. And of course I agreed! Four days later, here's the result:





Because this was a fuzzy yarn, it's hard to see the stitches, but I used a method called lacy scallops - small shells that form a delicate pattern. And don't let the stitch fool you - even though there are open gaps between stitches, this blanket kept me quite warm while making it!



Lacy Scallops

Make as large as you need with whatever needle size you prefer.


  • Start with a multiple of 6 ch, plus 4
  • Row 1: *sk 5 ch, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch*, sk 3 ch, 1dc in last ch, ch 2, turn
  • Row 2: *(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in 3-ch sp*, 1dc in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn
  • Repeat from row 2 until you get the desired length
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