Shell Stitch Throw by Vanessa Ewing

Shell Stitch Throw

April 2022
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 19 - 15.0 mm
504 yards (461 m)
39" x 44"
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A scallop-like shell stitch with lacy garter stitch makes a reversible throw for your decorating dreams

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I made a video on how to work the most challenging row of the pattern- don’t worry- YOU CAN do it!

Kits are available if you’d like to make my blanket in my hand dyed yarn

Width: 39” / 99 cm
Length: 44” / 112 cm

504 yards / 460 meters super-bulky weight
(10% buffer has been added to amount)

We used Cape May Fiber Super Bulky Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 126 yards/ 225 Gram)
In Colors…
Barnacle (silver with yellow, purple and brown speckles)
Season of the Witch (burgundy and grey with orange and lemon speckles)
Sugar Plum Cottage (purple, navy and pink tonal)
Poseidon (pink, grey and brown tonal)


  • US Size 19 (15mm) 32” (or longer) circular knitting needle
  • darning needle

6 sts, 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in st st after blocking.
19 sts = 13” in Shell Stitch after blocking.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.