September 20, 2019

Drop It Already! Needle Knit Sea Foam Stitch Pattern

Inside: Needle 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 needles and try to slip it on without dropping the stitches on the other needle. 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 knitting.

needle 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.

Needle Knit Sea Foam Stitch Instructions:

Multiple of 10 +6.

Color changes can be carried along side of edge, but cutting yarn and weaving tail is recommended for best results. 

Block scarf before connecting ends.  Unblocked dropped sts create uneven ripples.


Cast on 26 sts using longtail cast on. 

Foundation Row (WS): Knit.

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 (WS): Knit.
Row 3 (RS): K6, *yo2xk, yo3xk, yo4xk, yo3xk, yo2xk, k5, rep from * to end.
Row 4: Knit; drop all yo’s off needle.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7 (RS): K1, *yo2xk, yo3xk, yo4xk, yo3xk, yo2xk, k5, rep from *; rep from *, end last rep with yo2xk.
Row 8: Knit; drop all yo’s off needle.

Rep Rows 1-8 for Sea Foam Stitch Pattern.


needle knit sea foam stitch chart
needle knit sea foam stitch chart key

To make the Coral Breezes Infinity Scarf shown in the photos see my blog post with the full pattern HERE!

Needle Knit Sea Foam Stitch pattern Video Tutorials:

Sea Foam Stitch for Right Handers

Sea Foam Stitch for Left Handers

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. 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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