Saturday, June 6, 2009

Seafoam, Seafoam

Visions of those shores embedded in my mind,
Are now just fragments of dreams,

That only my subconscious can bind.

One day I will return to that sea.

Until that day I will continue to dream,
Of sea foam waves crashing over me.

from Sea Foam Waves by stormyskye,

The seafoam stitch was first introduced in the Interweave Knits Summer of 2001 as a chenille towel pattern. Which is why adapting it with a shawl of

Moda Dea yarn is not that difficult in fact it seemed that the stitch and the yarn appeared as if they were made for each other as you can see from the picture above.

Only a mere five more balls are left remaining of the stash for this shawl. Did I mention that the Dream yarn is also of a chenille type yarn and is so unbelievably soft that I can hardly wait to get this shawl off the needles.

I purchased some sky blue balls of boucle-type yarn some time ago and finally decided to use a drop-stitch pattern for this and what came to mind is none

other than the ever-trusted seafoam stitch as it not only reveals a stitch pattern in and of itself, but also show-off the yarn texture at the same time.

Seafoam Stitch
Cast on on a multiple of 10 stitches + 6.

row 1 - k6, *yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k6*, repeat from *
row 2 - knit across, dropping all the yarn overs as you go.
row 3 - knit across
row 4 - k1, *yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k6* repeat twice from *,
ending in a single k instead.
row 5 - knit across, dropping all the yarn overs as you go.
row 6 - knit across

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