Seagull knitting stitch pattern step by step video tutorial
Knitting stitch patterns

Seagull stitch: The perfect excuse to knit a wrap

I live at the beach and it’s still Winter, but the seagulls never abandon us! This made me think of this lovely stitch, it´s almost identical to their sillhouette

The Seagull stitch is a sophisticated pattern, elegant, great for knitting a shawl, super scarf, poncho or wrap (something that has a large surface area 🙂

It’s easy to knit, only 4 rows are required, just a couple of steps to repeat,and if you haven’t tried to cross stitches yet, this is a great opportunity to learn (such as the Crests stitch we learned sometime ago).

This gauge swatch is knitted in very rustic cotton, without any treatment and 4 mm (US 6 size) needles.

Keep in mind that you will need a Cable Needle (third needle, a hair clip, a hairpin, a clip, a stitch holder, or an auxiliary needle, etc., whichever is more comfortable for you to make the crossing).


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

S1yb: Slip one stitch with yarn in back

S1yf: Slip one stitch with yarn in front

CN: Cable needle

S: Slip

BO: Bind off

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Seagull stitch: The perfect excuse to knit a wrap

CO multiples of 7 + 1 st; i.e.: 7 * 3 = 21 + 1 = 22 st.

1º row (RS): *K1, S1yb; K4, S1yb*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.

2º row: P1, *S1yf, P4, S1yf, P1*. Repeat from * to *.

3º row: *K1, S1 onto CN and hold in front, K2, K1 from CN, S2 onto CN and hold in back, K1, K2 from CN*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.

4º row: P across.

These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until you reach the desired length. When finish, BO knitwise after a fourth row.

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Enjoy the video!

Hugs and happy knitting 🙂

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Did you know about “Knit to flatter”? I love this book! Great patterns for everyone’s shape…

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