I have a scallop shell which sits on a shelf in my bathroom. I thought it would be interesting to try to design a pattern for this type of shell, which would not only have its curve, but also the ridges of the shell would increase in size. I researched lots of pictures of scallop shells on the internet, and realized that some also have horizontal stripes, so also wanted to add this option to my pattern.
I am really pleased with the pattern, with which I think you can knit a really realistic looking shell. But what to do with your scallop?
Well if you knit one side of the shell, my pattern gives you a great tip to make it more rigid, to use as a little dish. Two shells sewn together make a great toy, or decoration. I did think they would be lovely as lavender bags.
Hubby suggested they could be fashioned into a bikini, but I have put that idea to one side!!!
I have always liked making things, and although I have been knitting a lot recently, I also like sewing and other crafts.
I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school, and have partly got back into making things because my children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.