It’s a lot of fun to intentionally drop stitches when you’re knitting. Dropped stitches open up the work without actually increasing or decreasing at all, so it’s a great skill for newer knitters who might be afraid of yarnovers and decreases. I actually just used a simple version of this technique a few weeks ago when I knit my Garter Dropped Stitch Scarf you can check out at About.

seafoam scarfPurposefully dropping stitches can get a little fancier than that, though, if you wrap the yarn around the needle more than one extra time and/or use different numbers of wraps on different stitches across the row. That’s how the Seafoam Stitch is made, and it looks like a lot of fun.

You can check out a video of the technique at Knitting Daily. The demo shows it as the edging of a shawl, but wouldn’t it make a great season-shifting scarf or wrap all on its own? For example, this really cute Seafom Scarf from Put a Sock in It?

Have you ever used dropped stitches in a pattern? Spill it!

[Photo by Put a Sock in It.]

By Sarah White




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  1. CraftCrave | Blog | Textual List: Saturday, 08 Sep 2012 on September 8, 2012 5:03 am

    [...] Video Tutorial: The Seafoam Stitch – 1 freebie(s)? [...]

  2. Marion on September 8, 2012 8:43 am

    I am looking for teddy bear clothes pattern to knit.

  3. Becky on September 18, 2012 10:09 pm

    I have made a couple of scarves using a dropped stitch. It IS fun! and creates a lovely lacy effect. Found the patterns on Lion Brand’s website I think.

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