Born at Sea by Elizabeth Elliott

Born at Sea

Knitting
March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
880 - 2990 yards (805 - 2734 m)
Baby Blanket: 26in/66cm wide x 27.5in/70cm long (sample size); Wrap/Shawl: 21in/53.5cm wide x 68in/172.5cm long; Afghan/Throw: 42in/106.5cm wide x 58in/147.5cm long
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Born at Sea was originally designed for my nephew, who was born on the west coast of Canada, and was inspired by the Pacific Ocean. Born at Sea uses 2 stitch cables and a texture pattern of knit and purl stitches; instructions for working 2 stitch cables without a cable needle are provided in the pattern notes. This pattern includes instructions for a baby blanket, wrap/shawl, and afghan/throw; instructions for further adjusting the length and width are included in the pattern. The stitch patterns are charted only.

Yarn requirements:

  • Baby Blanket: 26in/66cm wide x 27.5in/70cm long (sample size): 880 yds/805m
  • Wrap/Shawl: 21in/53.5cm wide x 68in/172.5cm long: 1774 yds/1622m)
  • Afghan/Throw: 42in/106.5cm wide x 58in/147.5cm long: 2998 yds/2741m

About the yarn: Astral Bath Spectra DK is a worsted-spun, machine washable merino yarn. Multiple plies and a tight twist make this a round, bouncy yarn with lots of memory and great stitch definition, ideal for the texture and cables in this design. The slight colour variation of this hand dyed yarn adds visual depth to the textured stitches, while its silkiness and density give the fabric a wonderful drape. If substituting yarn for your project, look for a yarn with similar properties, especially one with good stitch definition and not much halo.

Born at Sea has a sibling, too: Northwest Passage is an asymmetrical triangle shawl using the same stitch patterns in a lighter yarn.