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The Loopy Ewe

Seascape is a featherweight wrap, light as a sea breeze, to keep you warm on a summer evening. Its sinuous lines of shifting yarnovers suggest ocean waves and strings of pearls.

It is knit in one piece, and designed to appeal to fans of symmetry. You can make it your own by adding a border or playing with the proportions.

The lace knitting is straightforward for experienced knitters and will be readily picked up by beginners.

model: Helen Carroll photos: Jonathan Law


Length: 63 inches
Width: 15 inches

Rowan Kidsilk Haze [70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; 229 yd/210m per 25g skein]; color: #592 Heavenly; 3 balls
Note: 2.25 skeins (approx. 515yd/473m) were used for the stole shown.

Recommended needle size:
1 set US #4/3.5mm straight needles
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]

22 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st, after blocking


[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here]

M1L: Insert left needle from front to back under the horizontal strand which lies between the st just worked, and the next st. Knit into the back of this loop.

M1R: Insert left needle from back to front under the horizontal strand which lies between the st just worked, and the next st. Knit into the front of this loop.

S2KP: Slip next 2 sts to right needle as if to knit them together; k next st, pass both slipped stitches, together, over stitch just knit. Forms a centered double decrease.

Editor's note: The charts for this pattern are rather large. Please click each link below to view each chart; then print from your browser. Each chart section is labelled and you'll want some tape to assemble them. [It's either that or make them too small to read. We figured you'd prefer this option.]

Chart A, left side

Chart A, right side

Chart B, left side

Chart B, right side

Chart C [entire chart]


CO 83 sts.
K 1 row (a WS row).

Work Rows 1-2 of Chart A sixteen times.

Work Rows 3-24 of Chart A.

Work Rows 1-44 of Chart B six times. Note: Some knitters of Seascape feel that adding a 7th repeat of Chart B results in a better-sized stole.

Work Rows 1-22 of Chart C.

Work Rows 23-24 of Chart C twice, then work Rows 25-26 sixteen times.

K 1 row (a WS row).

BO Row [RS]: P2tog, [sl st from right needle to left needle and p this st tog with next st] until all sts have been bound off. Break yarn and draw through rem st.


Weave in ends and block as desired.



Designs, knits & gardens in Dublin, Ireland. Learning to play the tin whistle. Loves Scandinavian mittens. Inspired by Donna Druchunas.