Spiral Shell

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Last year when I was designing my beach collection I tried several times to knit a spiral shell. Each time I was stumped, and in the end put the project aside. But it has been niggling at me, and so I decided to give it another attempt. Some spiral shells are flat, but I wanted to knit one that was truly cone shaped. I am really pleased with the final result. The knitting is not hard, and is on two needles, but by using short rows, the work naturally starts to form a spiral. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I know a lot of knitters really dislike sewing up. There is a little work here, and you have to be quite careful. The pattern does contain photographs to help you with this part. I think the results are well worth it.

What you will need

  • 4ply fine sock wool

Q&A with Ginx Craft

DaisyandFlorrie asked:
Great yarn choice - very realistic!
Ginx Craft answered:
Thanks, it took quite a lot of hunting round yarn stores to find something just right.
lintletter asked:
What yarns did you end up using?
Ginx Craft answered:
I have used different wools, but the ones that I think work best are Sirdar Crofter. If you look at my blog you can see some more pics here http://ginxcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/shells.html, and where I had a go with a darker shade here http://ginxcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/spiral-shell.html

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