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The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs.

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Scallop Shell

from Ginx Craft
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting

Pattern Description:

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!!!


  • Wool 4ply or doubleknit
  • Knitting Needles 2.0 mm or 2.5 mm
  • Wadding

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