*Shells* Knitting Patterns

I think this is a great pattern for a baby blanket. It creates texture. And if you knit every  set of shell rows in a new color, then the possibilities are endless. 


1) Schachenmayr
2) Yarnart


2.5 mm - US 1 1/2


Marker (m), tapestry needle


k - knit
p - purl
p5tog - purl 5 together
1 to 5 inc (shell) - m1 from 2 rows below, yo, k1, yo m1 from 2 rows below, slip the k1 st from the LH needle

Shells - Knitting Stitch


Cast-on a multiple of 4 + 3 symmetry stitches 

Row 1, 2, 7, 8 (color A): knit across  
Row 3 (color A): *p3, k1; rep from*, p3  
Row 4 (color A): *k3, p1; rep from*, k3  
Row 5 (color B): *k3, 1 to 5 inc; rep from*, k3  
Row 6 (color B): *k3, p5tog; rep from*, k3  
Row 9 (color A): *p1, k1, p2; rep from*, p1, k1, p1  
Row 10 (color A): *k1, p1, k2; rep from*, k1, p1, k1  
Row 11 (color B): *k1, 1 to 5 inc, k2; rep from*, k1, 1 to 5 inc, k1  
Row 12 (color B): *k1, p5tog, k2; rep from*, k1, p5tog, k1

Repeat rows 1 - 12

Full Chart:

Shells - Full Chart