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
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
RS: Right side of the work
S1yb: Slip one stitch with yarn in back
S1yf: Slip one stitch with yarn in front
BO: Bind off
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.
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…