I'll have more pictures of this coming in a later post. Since I do not have the software to do a pdf file I'm going to keep pictures to a minimum for ease of printing.
The idea for this stole originated with a kayak trip. This past August my brother and I went for a 4 1/2 hr kayak trip. I didn't have a waterproof container for my camera so wasn't able to take it along, although later wished I had been able to. The scenery was stunning along the way! It was a beautiful day for kayaking; sunny, not too hot, and with a gentle breeze. While we were gliding down the river I noticed the seaweed (not sure what the technical term is, we'll just call it seaweed) that was streaming along with the river's current. It had tall, long-ish leaves, and all sorts of beautiful colors. Right away I thought it would be wonderful to dye some yarn in those colors. The main colors were shades of green, yellow, chartreuse, and a mauve-ish pink.
Next day I had the opportunity to over-dye a skein of my handspun yarn in the exact colors. I was so pleased with the results that I decided to design a pattern that went with my seaweed theme. This pattern is perfect because the waves in the design reflect not only the movement of water, but also the graceful motion of the seaweed as it ripples in the water.
I hope you enjoy knitting this as much as I did!
Yarn: Approx 300 yards of light-worsted or DK weight yarn
Needles: Size US#7 straights
Before blocking, 39"x9 1/2'
After blocking, (pinned measurements) 59" x 11"
k2tog= knit two stitches together as one.
yo= yarn over needle
Notes: Pattern repeat is worked over a multiple of 18 stitches, plus 1 selvage stitch on each edge.
Stole can be made wider by adding more stitch repeats.
Cast on 56 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit 1*, k2tog, three times, (yo, knit 1) six times, k2tog, three times. Repeat from * to one stitch before end, knit 1.
Row 4: Knit
Repeat these 4 rows until stole measure approximately 39" long, or until you have just enough yarn to bind off.
Wet block stole according to finished measurements.
I would love to hear your comments, and also see any photos of your finished Seaweed Stole!
If you have questions please leave a comment below.