Seaboard by Neisha Abdulla

Seaboard

Knitting
October 2019
Light Fingering ?
24.5 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
558 yards (510 m)
One Size - width 61in/155cm; Depth (at deepest point) 11.5in/29.25cm
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The inspiration for Seaboard came from a couple of sources. My passion for the Arts & Crafts Movement and the fashion of the 1920’s/30’s were leading factors for the design.
I knew that I wanted to incorporate i-cords into the design and, after perusing many books and sources relating to the movement, I began playing around with design ideas and this is what happened….
While this design was taking shape, I was further inspired by the ongoing debate regarding climate change, considering the implications of rising seas and what this
will mean to those living in coastal areas around the world. This was almost certainly influenced by the name and shade of the yarn I used for the sample. The name Seaboard seemed apt.

It is constructed using mainly knit stitches and is shaped using short rows. The top and bottom edges are finished with an i-cord cast/bind off (optional).
There are two tassels at either end to give added interest to the design – and lets be honest, who doesn’t love tassels?!

Pre-orders for yarn-only kits will be available from Giddy Aunt Yarns at 12 noon 8 November 2019
Yarn
4 Ply/fingering - 425mtrs/ 465yds MC
4 Ply/fingering - 85mtrs/ 93yds CC
Sample made using Giddy Aunt Yarns – MC Beach Bum (Merino Smooth Sock, 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon. 425Mts/464yds on 100g) / CC Litha (Platinum Mini, 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon. 85Mts/92yds on 20g).

Needles
3.5mm/ US 4 & 3.75mm/ US 5 circular needle 32” (to accommodate large amount of stitches).

Measurements
Width: 61in/ 155cm
Depth (at deepest point): 11½ in/ 29.25cm
3.5mm/ US 4 dpns.