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September 13, 2019

Just Drop It! Easy Loom Knit Sea Foam Stitch

Inside: Loom knit Sea Foam stitch pattern instructions, tutorial video and easy-to-read chart.

Just drop it already!

I know, I know. Dropped stitches are a nightmare when you’re knitting. You’ve either got to frog it or painstakingly, row by row, work that stitch back up to your loom and try and slip it onto the peg without dropping the stitches on either side. Like I said, it’s a nightmare.

Until it becomes your dream come true.

Dropped stitches, when used creatively, add a fun eye-catching design to your loom knit projects.

loom knit sea foam stitch

The Sea Foam Stitch pattern shows one of my favorite ways to use dropped stitches. It looks difficult, but did you know without the dropped stitches this is just plain old garter stitch?

Yup, this striking design of rolling waves of color is basically the same garter stitch you use for dishcloths. It’s just dressed up with dropped stitches.

By adding dropped stitches of various heights to a few of the rows you break up the garter ridges with bubbles.

Loom Knit Sea Foam Stitch Instructions:

Multiple of 10 +6.

ABBREVIATIONS
K = Uwrap knit
Kyo2x = Knit 1, yarnover 2 times
Kyo3x = Knit 1, yarnover 3 times
Kyo4x = Knit 1, yarnover 4 times
Patt = Pattern
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)
YO = Yarnover

NOTES 
The sea foam stitch pattern is a multiple of 10+6.

Kyo2x: Knit the peg and wrap the same peg 2 times with the working yarn.  Kyo3x and Kyo4x are worked the same way but with more wraps.  

For two-color design work Rows 1-4 in Color A and Rows 5-8 in Color B.

Chart showing both single color and two-color stitch pattern included below.

INSTRUCTIONS

Setup:
Foundation Row (WS): Purl row.

Sea Foam:
Follow the row instructions below and/or use the sea foam stitch chart on the next page.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K5, *kyo2x, kyo3x, kyo4x, kyo3x, kyo2x, k5, rep from *, end last rep with k1.
Row 4: Purl; drop all yo’s on pegs before purling.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: *kyo2x, kyo3x, kyo4x, kyo3x, kyo2x, k5, rep from *; rep from *, end last rep with k1.
Row 8: Purl; drop all yo’s on pegs before purling.

Rep rows 1-8 for stitch pattern.

SEA FOAM STITCH CHART

To make the Coral Breezes Infinity Scarf pictured above click HERE!

PIN IT!

loom knit sea foam stitch pin image

Sea Foam Stitch Video Tutorials for Right and Left Handers:

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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