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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.

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

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.


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.


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

loom knit sea foam stitch pin image

Sea Foam Stitch Video Tutorials for Right and Left Handers:


Friday 27th of August 2021

The one and two color repeat boxes in red and blue look the same, no? Is there a difference I'm missing?

Tristan Howell

Monday 26th of October 2020

That was an easy to follow video. Thank you so much for the instructions. I try that pattern by myself but I gave up because I didn't understand the directions.