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Here is a pattern for a shell border I found from an article written in 1995. For easier understanding I will not use abbreviations.

Knit shell border
NOTE: WORKS BEST ON BOUND OFF EDGES, NOT OPEN STITCHES.
1. Starting at right side of needle bed, insert 3 prong tool into edge. At main tension -2, knit 6 rows.
2. Pick up next 3 stitches and place at left of work and on adjacent needles. Knit 6 rows. (There are now 6 stitches on needles.)
3. *Transfer 3 stitches at the right to the 3 stitches to its left, pick up next 3 stitches and place at left. Push empty needles out of work. Knit 6 rows.* Repeat from * to *. To end, transfer the right 3 stitches to the left, pick up 3 stitches behind the first scallop knitted, knit 6 rows. Transfer the right 3 stitches to the left, pick up 3 stitches behind the next scallop, knit 2 rows, bind off. Fasten off ends.

I'll place a picture later.
 

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Thanks for these instructions 30Knitter. I know I have the instructions for a shell border but I think that this one is different. I will have a go at doing it when I next do a pram blanket. It would be nice on a girls blanket or maybe even a cardigan.
 

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This pattern is not the same as the "pie crust", which is a variation of the "worm" trim.
 

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I will be putting up something I found regarding tension.
 

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I'm going to try this as it seems to be exactly what I'm lookin for. Thank you so much. I don't particularly like the pie crust edging. Question - did you do this on a bulky or std gage km?
 

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I'd love to see your picture of it. Sounds like a border that I'd use. I don't see why it wouldn't work on on any gauge machine.
 

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It will work on any gauge.
 
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