I feel like the Seaweed Scarf is one of those patterns that you knit over and over again.  It’s fairly easy to remember and it will work with any yarn and any gauge, and therefore a great stash buster!  All you need is the pattern and the know how to modify it to maximize your yardage.

It’s so easy, everything in the pattern is the same, but to shorten or lengthen it all you do is continue to repeat rows 10-11 until you have a multiple of 6 + 3 and then work row 10 once more (make sure you leave enough yarn for the ruffle).  Then you can start the ruffle at this point – but you don’t make any changes.  If you are concerned that you might be running out of yarn on the ruffle just go up one needle size from the body of the pattern. 

With this easy formula you can make your Seaweed Scarf out any gauge yarn and as large or as small as you like.  Try an aran weight yarn such as Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes or Alisha Goes Around Marmalade of Ponies Aran or try a lace weight yarn such as Habu Tsumugi Silk (all yarns I love)!!!

Here is s Seaweed Scarf I knit with Habu Tsumugi SIlk and Habu Silk Stainless Steel held together



In the ruffle I only used the Habu Tsumugi Silk


My only recommendation when choosing your needle size for this project is you must swatch!  Make sure you love the density of the fabric you have created.  For example, I decided I wanted all of my Seaweed Scarves to have an excellent drape – so for a DK weight yarn (which is usually knit on a U.S. 5-6) I used a U.S. 9.  The fabric became more open, but the drape was wonderful and flowing. Here is a photo of one that I made using one hank of Anzula Cricket:

Anzula Cricket a DK weight yarn knit on a size 9 U.S. shown in Spruce


So definitely play with your needle size and your fabric drape to get the right one for you.  Make a small little head kerchief or a large shawl…. or any size in between.  I hope you enjoy knitting as many Seaweed Scarves as I did and bust that stash (it’s a great feeling – a feeling of accomplishment).  Then go treat yourself to some new and special yarns!  Yay!

Save $1.00 off the Seaweed Scarf pattern with the coupon code: seaweedcrazy now though Jan 23 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Here are a few photos of my stash busting:

Knit with my own hand-spun – roving from Pigeon Roof Studios roving (Yum!) that I picked up at Sock Summit 2009.



Another hand-spun – two solid colors of Merino roving I purchased at Wildfiber


Also don’t forget that through Jan 31 you can save 15% off Janna’s Tunic when you use the coupon code: airwhacking and save 12% off the Sweetheart Cardigan when you use the coupon code: sweetredbutons


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