How to knit seafoam stitch


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Winter is over! Now is the time to be thinking about cool projects for spring and summer, so today we’re bringing you a simple, yet pretty, lace stitch. Seafoam stitch is a knitted stitch featuring lace diamonds worked into the fabric using knit stitch and drop stitch.

Materials:

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For symmetry, you should cast on a multiple of 10 + 5 stitches. For the sample, we cast on 25 stitches in total.

Rows 1 and 2: knit all stitches.

Row 3:  *knit 5, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 2 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 3 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 4 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 3 times and knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 2 times*. Repeat from * to * until there are 5 stitches left and knit them.

Row 4: knit all stitches, dropping the extra wraps from the needle.

Rows 5 and 6: knit all stitches.

Row 7: *knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 2 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 3 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 4 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 3 times and knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 2 times. Knit 5*. Repeat from * to * until there are 5 stitches left. Knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 2 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 3 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 4 times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 3 times and knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle 2 times.

Row 8: knit all stitches, dropping the extra wraps from the needle.

Rows 9 and 10: knit all stitches.

From here, you’ll repeat rows 3 through 10. In the sample, we separated the diamonds by 2 rows, but this is only a suggestion. You can make any variation you like.

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Now that you know how to knit seafoam stitch, you can combine them any way you like—make them larger or smaller, or space them further apart between stitches or rows.

We want to see your projects in this fancy stitch on social media using the hashtag #WeAreKnitters.