Sea Ink by Sylvia McFadden

Sea Ink

April 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Knit in lace pattern flat and blocked.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
944 - 960 yards (863 - 878 m)
127” (323cm) measured along the wingspan. 44” (111cm) measured down the deepest part of the triangle.
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Sea ink is just a beautiful thing. Summoning to mind the images of octopuses, squids & cuddlefish. Swimming in clear water, Brilliantly intelligent creatures with such a unique way of existing. Smooshy soft yet beak-y with big brains, colour shifting skin and ink sacs.

The shape of the shawl is the same one as Soot & Cinders. I just love this shape so much and you can expect me to use it more often. A really wearable shape for folks who don’t like having a lot of fabric bunched up around their necks. It definitely depends on my mood!

This pattern has both fully written and fully charted instructions.

As for all my for-pay patterns if you find yourself low on funds, just email me at with the name of the pattern (and your ravelry username) and I’ll gift you a copy of the pattern. No questions asked!


Approximately 944 yards (863 metres) of cotton* worsted weight yarn.

or wool, or any fiber you choose.


6mm (US 10) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


Whichever tools you prefer to weave in ends, and whichever tools you prefer to block your shawls.

4 stitch markers


10 stitches and 18 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in lace pattern and blocked.

14 stitches & 18 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in garter and blocked.

127” (323cm) measured along the wingspan.

44” (111cm) measured down the deepest part of the triangle.


K - Knit (K2 = Knit 2 stitches)
P - Purl (P2 = Purl 2 stitches)
K2TOG - Knit 2 Stitches Together
SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit
S1K2P - Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together,
Pass slipped stitch over
YO - Yarn Over
WS - Wrong Side
RS - Right Side
sts - Stitches
SM - Slip Marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle.
PM - Place Marker