Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sea Foam Stitch

Sea Foam Stitch knit with Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn,  color is Pinky Stripes

While I love the look of this stitch, I have yet to use it in a project; all those extra strands of yarn tend to get in my way and I usually end up with more stitches on my needles than I am supposed to have.  I even had to restart this sample piece a few times.  The key, I think, is just taking your time and paying attention to what you are doing.  Once I slowed down, I was finally able to get it right.  Don't get me wrong, this is not a hard stitch to master, you just need to pay attention.

This is an 8 Row repeat, worked on a multiple of 10 stitches plus 6

  • Rows 1-2: Knit all stitches
  • Row 3: Knit 6, *YO (2x), Knit 1, YO (3x), K1, YO (4x), Knit 1, YO (3x), Knit 1, YO (2x), Knit 6.  Repeat from *
  • Row 4: Knit, dropping all YO from needle
  • Rows 5-6: Knit all stitches
  • Row 7: Knit 1, *YO (2x), Knit 1, YO (3x), K1, YO (4x), Knit 1, YO (3x), Knit 1, YO (2x), Knit 6.  Repeat from *, ending last repeat of the row with a Knit 1
  • Row 8: Knit, dropping all YO from needle
  • Repeat these 8 rows for pattern


In the video below, I demonstrate Row 3, in which you are making the YO and Row 4, in which you drop all of the YO.  I hope this is helpful.  Enjoy!


18 comments:

Robin said...

What a helpful blog!

kelly aiello said...

Hey how many stitches did u use

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Hi Kelly
I believe I used 26 stitches for this little sample

XjoreXcoreX said...

I used this pattern for a scarf! Dropping the yarn overs really cut down my knitting time, and the scarf came out super soft and stretchy! I used a really chunky blend on larger needles (forgot the size), and it turned out great! Thanks so much for posting this on your youtube channel!!

Eliza Virgin Knitter said...

I have went through a good 20 videos and this will be the only one that actually helped me understand what it was that I needed to do. I am new to knitting, only been doing it for a month and I love it, it's something that I wanted to learn for a long time. you my dear have taught me a new pattern in the most easiest way someone can teach it, I thank you!

Bubbles said...

Hi

Am new to knitting and i like this pattern very much think i will try it next. Do u think it could work for making a scarf?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Yes, I think it would be great for a scarf!

glamaz0n said...

Easy but not for beginners. Easy to do the stitch, but you have to pay attention and you can lose your place if not careful!

I am using this in a sleeveless tank top. I've added selvage stitches for the seams, so that I am not attempting to sew the long thready unwrapped stitches.

This is a comfortable easy open stitch, looser than all the lace stitches currently in vogue, though I like those too.

Red said...

I used this stitch as a beginner and it was not difficult. I jumped in and tried a lot of advanced stitches and techniques as a beginner and many I had little or no trouble with. I personally don't think that there is anything holding a beginner back from any more advanced stitches other than seeing the skill level written on many patterns... sure you might need to be a little more focused on more difficult patterns but that is true for even experienced knitters.

Carol said...

I found your method a lot easier for me to follow. I love this new stitch look forward to many more new ideas. Thank you.

moon369 said...

Hi, I'm about to create a scarf very similar to yours using two different colored yarns. What method do you recommend for switching out colors for a long scarf? -- cutting yarn after weaving or carrying up the yarn?

Maril├╣ Maaga said...

Beatiful

She'saPistol said...

There's a scarf pattern that uses this stitch exclusively. I started it twice but didn't like how the wrapped stitches looked--they middle ones were droopy and distorted. So, I started a third time and changed the yarn overs from 2,3,4,3,2 to 1,2,3,2,1 and it looked ever so much neater.

Babycloud said...

What needle size did you use and what was your gauge?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Babycloud, I do not recall what needle size I used, and I didn't check my gauge on the swatch.

Popi Kourou said...

helow!!!!i want to now how meny stitches need for a poulover.thenk you

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Hi Popi,
I am not a garment designer so can't be if much help. At any rate, you need to make a gauge swatch with the yarn and needles you plan to use for your pullover. Everyone knits differently even with the same yarn and needles so you need to determine your own gauge. You may want to take a sweater class on Craftsy or a design class, or get The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns to help you in making your pullover. Good luck!

Popi Kourou said...

any way i wellto try to do this patern.But i wond to say a big theanks for your blog.Is so izi the way for oll paterns.me and my frends thenk you!!!(sory for my eglese)