Above the Sea by Gretha Mensen

Above the Sea

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
984 - 1094 yards (900 - 1000 m)
Approx. 74” (188 cm) length x 16.5“ (41 cm) width.
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’Above the Sea’ describes the terrace where i was sitting while making this scarf. It also refers to the stitch pattern that resembles ripples viewed from higher up, in an airplane flying over the ocean.

In addition, the gorgeous yarn used in the sample came from my kind and funny Canadian friend across the sea, who had test-knitted my ‘Dohne’ shawl on which this rectangular scarf is based. The design makes the most of a tonal colorway but looks intricate enough to shine in a solid-colored version as well.

Above the sea has a rectangular shape with built-in I-cord edges and is worked flat from side to side. The scarf is very versatile and wearable in countless different ways.

The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts and is also charted.


YARN
4 skeins Julie Asselin, Leizu DK (90% SW Merino, 10% Silk, 115 gr-260yds/238m). Sample yardage 1026yds/938m in color Jardinier.

Or any DK weight yarn: approx. 984-1094yds (900-1000m).

MATERIALS
24” (minimal 60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 5 (4.5 mm)
Crochet hook 4.0 mm for crochet cast on.

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

ADJUSTMENTS
A smaller or wider scarf can easily be archived and adjustments are provided in the pattern.

Different sizes and fits can also be achieved by altering yarn weight and/or needle size(s).

TECHNIQUES
knit, purl, slip stitch, yarn over, increase, decrease, cabling (only 1 row!).