Sunday Stitches

Sunday Stitches – Japanese Feather and Seafoam Stitch

This week I have discovered a new favourite stitch pattern – the Japanese Feather stitch. I had been putting off knitting this one up for a while as I thought it would be quite complicated and require a lot of concentration but I was wrong – it is just made up of some well placed yo’s, ssk’s and p2togs – and just look how pretty it is! 🙂

Another sample I tried out this week was the Seafoam Stitch which is a combination of garter stitch and dropped stitches. Both were taken from The Stitch Library by Claire Crompton.

Japanese Feather Stitch

Japanese Feather Stitch

Worked over multiple of 11 stitches + 1.

The sample shown is worked over 45 stitches.

Rows 1 – 4: Knit
Row 5 (RS): P1 [k10, p1] 4 times
Row 6 and every other WS row: [k1, p10] 4 times k1
Row 7: As row 5
Row 9: P1 [K1 (yo, k1) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times, p1] 4 times
Row 11: P1 [k1 (k1, yo) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times, p1] 4 times
Row 13: As row 9
Row 15: As row 11
Rows 17: As row 9
Rows 19: As row 5
Row 21: As row 5
Row 23: P1 [(k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yo) 3 times, k1, p1] 4 times
Row 25: P1 [(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, k1, p1] 4 times
Row 27: As row 23
Row 29: As row 25
Row 31: As row 23
Row 32: [k1, p10] 4 times, k1

Repeat rows 5 to 32

Seafoam Stitch

Seafoam Stitch

Worked over a multiple of 10 sts + 6

The sample shown is worked over 36 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K6 [yo twice, k1, yo three times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo three times, k1, yo twice, k6]  3 times
Row 4: Knit to end dropping all yo’s off needle
Row’s 5 and 6: Knit
Row 7: K1 [yo twice, k1, yo three times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo three times, k1, yo twice, k6]  4 times but ending 4th repeat on a k1 instead of k6
Row 8: Knit to end dropping all yo’s off needle

Repeat rows 1 – 8

Stitch Abbrevaitions

k– Knit.
p – Purl.
yo – Wrap the working yarn over the right needle, from front to back (counter-clockwise)
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
Ssk – Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together

Happy knitting! x

3 thoughts on “Sunday Stitches – Japanese Feather and Seafoam Stitch”

  1. I was busy admiring the feather stitch and eventually arrived at the ‘seafoam’ stitch and went “Wow!” Imagine that knitted in some hue of sea foam 🙂 I like that one very much! Another one for my list of possibilities! xo

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