Sea Foam Stitch

Example of the Sea Foam knitting stitch pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the sea foam stitch. This stitch combines multiple yarn overs and simple garter stitch to create a visually interesting fabric. The sea foam stitch is a great way to add texture and a delicate feel to afghans, shawls and pillows.

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 10 + 6

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 10 + 6

  • Row 1: K6, *[yo] twice, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] four times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 2 times, k6; repeat from *to end
  • Row 2: Knit, dropping all yarn overs from needle.
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: Knit
  • Row 5: K1, *[yo] twice, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 4 times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 2 times, k6; rep from * to last 5sts, [yo] twice, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 4 times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 2 times, k1.
  • Row 6: Knit, dropping all yarn overs from needle.
  • Row 7: Knit
  • Row 8: Knit

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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12 thoughts on “Sea Foam Stitch

  1. vivian kalmus says:

    you don’t say what size needle to use – I would like to make a scarf withe the sea foam stitch…

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      We don’t specify a needle size because you would need to use a needle size appropriate for the yarn you are working with, which probably won’t be the same as the yarn we use in the video. Check your ball band for a suggested needle size to obtain gauge and then go up or down a size based on how tight or loose you want the fabric.

  2. says:

    Thank you – I never thought of that – you are a great help and I love the website, I have passed it along to other knitting friends…You are GREAT !

  3. gardengal says:

    Did you notice that worked, this resembles Oyster?
    The stitch combinations differ, but the overall looks are very similar.

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