Sea Lettuce Scarf designed by Lucy Neatby
Things you'll love about the Sea Lettuce scarf pattern: no charts, no schematics, no sewing! This is a fun, no think knitting pattern you'll want to make again and again. Here's what Lucy Neatby has to say about her pattern, "A spiraling, frilly, short-row extravaganza in two widths with picots and a modified bind-off method." Sea Lettuce Scarf is a great way to showcase a special yarn. We chose South West Trading Company's Yang yarn with beautiful sequins, but you could also use your favorite hand dyed or self striping fingering weight yarn.
This scarf may be knit in 2 widths, 20 stitches wide or 32 stitches wide.
You will need:
SWTC Yang Yarn (shown below) provides the glitz for this unique scarf. Available in 8 gorgeous shadees, just 2 balls are all you need!
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Posted by Gay Griffin on 28th Jun 2014
This is my third review/comment on this great pattern. There have been a number of questions about whether this is too hard for a beginner to tackle. I am completely self-taught as a knitter. I started when I was ten and didn't know enough to be intimidated! My skills are very basic, and at 59 years of age (there were a number of decades where I didn't touch the needles), I find I don't have the patience or concentration necessary for more complex patterns. Sad, but true.
This pattern walked me through several techniques I never did before. She took me through it step by step, provided enough good illustrations to make things clear, and honestly, I found it all pretty easy. I can't tell you how gratified I was to learn short rows, provisional cast on, and making picots. I think this was where I learned the three-needle bind off, too. I was just glowing with pride!
I started with worsted weight yarn for the first scarf, and I recommend this if you are relatively new to knitting. Remember, she includes complete instructions for both light and heavier weight yarns, and you can move on to finer work once you get the hang of it.
If you do buy this pattern and find it's too daunting, put it aside for a while and come back to it when you have a little more experience. It won't be long before you'll be banging this out like a pro.
I've been knitting a lot of hats recently. The New Street Knitter Rachel's Snow Day hat is fun! But I have been feeling another of these scarves calling me. I just can't quit them!
Oh, and the pattern is printed on really substantial paper, so it's lasting well. Shipping is free, and they ship fast here, so really, unless you have a time crunch, there is no reason not to order the print version that is available. I really don't think you will be sorry.
Posted by sandi ashenfelter on 31st Jul 2013
not only was the yarn wonderful and the pattern delightful, when i did run into a snag there is a kal page where lucy herself will help you. and all the people on there are wonderful and happy to help also.
Posted by Orea on 9th Feb 2013
It is five months later now, and I am still knitting these scarves. I can't stop! I have other things to move on to, but I'm having so much fun with thins one, and they turn out so beautiful, I can't help myself but do another, and another. I made one for my wool-sensitive daughter in law in Plymouth Kudo Self-Striping Cotton Silk Yarn (color #41) http://www.nobleknits.com/plymouth-kudo-self-striping-cotton-silk-yarn/. It turned out understated and elegant. I have two on the needles now. one in a hand dyed rainbow colored sock yarn from a home dyer, and another in Fibra Natura Oak DK Yarn in Earth. http://www.nobleknits.com/fibranatura-oak-dk-yarn/ Both are looking wonderful and the latter is really soft and nice. I have already purchased yarn for one more, a lovely peachy color with sequins. I think it's safe to say that I'll never really get tired of this pattern or the scarves it makes. Both are top notch and timeless. Unlike some other scarves, I don't think these will ever be a dated (and outdated) style.
Posted by Orea on 29th Sep 2012
This pattern was worth every penny. I'm a self-taught knitter, and I learned at least three new techniques, as well as reviewing some others I had not used recently. I did my first scarf in a knitting worsted so I could concentrate on learning and understanding the pattern. It turned out great. The instructions were clear and complete enough that I had no trouble understanding what to do and mastering the new skills. That alone was a thrill for me, and a confidence booster. Now I'm doing the wider version in a sock yarn I had stashed. It's turning out beautiful, too. It hasn't taken me long to understand how the pattern goes together so that I can knit without constantly looking to see what to do next. That's when it gets fun for me. This is a pattern I will be using again and again for years. It was worth the price to me just for my improved skills and confidence. It would have been worth it if only for the graceful and feminine product it produces. You don't need expensive yarn to get a great look, folks! Pull something from your stash and try it. I may splurge later on the recommended yarn, but I am in no hurry, as it looks so good with what I've got. I'm so impressed with Lucy Neatby's instructions, I will definitely consider purchasing more of her patterns.
Posted by Liz on 22nd Aug 2012
I like working this scarf pattern. At first I didn't understand the written directions for the provisional stitches but then I went to the website and watched the video and it all made sense then. I enjoyed learning this new technique. I'm not finished with the scarf yet but it is coming along nicely. I can envision it in other colorful yarns.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2012
Difficult to review without having knitted the pattern. What I can say at this point is that the instructions appear to be quite clear. There are video links given when useful and diagrams are provided.
Posted by Kas on 28th Jul 2012
Would you consider offering the pattern free with purchase of the yarn required? Would certainly consider a 'package' deal. Live in Halifax and can drop into shop.
Posted by Marilyn French on 24th May 2012
I like te pattern and look forward to knitting it
Posted by NobleKnits on 27th Dec 2011
Tami, we offer FREE SHIPPING on any size US order!
Posted by Tami H. on 27th Dec 2011
I would love to be able to download and print this pattern. Won't buy due to the shipping cost.
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