Weed of Sea by Kelly van Niekerk

Weed of Sea

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Gauge not essential. Speciifed gauge is worked in pattern stitch (blocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
416 - 459 yards (380 - 420 m)
1 size: approximately 120cm x 45cm (blocked)
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Oversized and drapey, Weed of Sea is reminiscent of foreshore seaweed

CONSTRUCTION
Weed of Sea is a cowl knit flat. You will start at one end, working a garter stitch edge, then textured stitch to the opposite end of the cowl, before working a second garter stitch edge containing buttonholes. Within the textured stitch are drop stitch columns, which will be unravelled post knitting. The length of fabric is turned into a cowl by attaching buttons to the initial garter stitch edge, and securing these through the buttonholes.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • blocking
  • working drop stitches

If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.