Friday, August 24, 2012

Seiche Shawl Pattern

Seiche is a term for a standing wave that occurs in a fully or partially contained body of water.  The well mannered ruffle on one side of this triangular bottom-up shawl is constructed of stockinette short rows contained between garter stitch ridges.  The pattern is written for sport weight yarn but can be easily adapted for other weights.

650 yards sport weight yarn such as Noro Silk Garden Sock, 2 skeins
Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24" or longer
Two stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch in garter stitch

K - knit
p - purl
pm - place marker
slm - slip marker
yo - yarn over
w&t - wrap and turn. (Bring yarn forward between needles. Slip one stitch from the left needle to the right needle. Bring yarn backward between needles. Return the slipped stitch to the left needle and turn the work.)


Set up:
Cast on 12 stitches with long tail cast on.
Knit 3 rows.
Place markers as follows: K10, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, K1.
Knit one row.

Row 1: K9, w&t
Row 2: p to end
Row 3: K6, w&t
Row 4: p to end
Row 5: K3, w&t
Row 6: p to end
Row 7: K6, w&t
Row 8: p to end
Row 9: K9, w&t
Row 10: p to end
Row 11: K10, slm, yo, K to second marker, yo, slm, K1
Row 12: K to end
Row 13: repeat row 11
Row 14: K to end

Repeat rows 1-14   45 times or until piece is desired size, ending with row 14.

Knit two rows to form upper edge.
Bind off all stitches loosely.
Weave in ends.
Block if desired.  The ruffles may turn under a bit at the edge but I like the way it helps to shape the ruffle.

Finished dimensions of sample: approx 29" tall by 62" wide

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New WIP - Maxima Shrug

I started an Antropologie Inspired capelet / shrug for my elder daughter last night.  I'm using a skein of light teal Manos Maxima on size 10 needles.  I'm partway through the raglan increases so far.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Seiche in progress

Shot of second Seiche from Saturday.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Second Seiche

Started another Seiche tonight, with larger yarn and needles. Already through one skein of Silk Garden Lite.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


No knitting the last two days. Resting my hands from the Games ( and the baby hat I made the next day).  Trying to decide which WIP to finish, or what to cast on new.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Individual 1400 Meter Knit

What I accomplished during the Games.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Needles down

It's past midnight in London, and the 2012 Ravellenic Games are over. This morning I finished my fourth and final project and have posted all of them in their respective finish lines. Here's looking ahead to Winter 2014 in Russia!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bonus Round

Ravellenics shawls are done! I cast on a bulky cowl tonight to continue to have a challenge to finish by 7 tomorrow night.

Friday, August 10, 2012


I plan to stay up and knit until the end of Olympic broadcast and it's bmx racing night? Uninspiring.

Thursday, August 09, 2012


Olympics went out tonight due to a thunderstorm interrupting our satellite. I'm continuing to work on the third wrap; almost done with the first skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock. The piece is more than 30% done now, so at least it could medal in the cast in trap shoot event if I can't manage to finish.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Time out

Haven't mentioned Afternoon Tea in a few days because I'm peeved with it. Bound off tightly because yarn was gone and haven't tried to block it. Shoved in the yarn cabinet until the weekend at least.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Garter based shawl on size 6 grows a lot slower than lace on the same size. Finishing this wrap by closing ceremony is looking doubtful.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Garter and Gin

Monday's harsh. Gin and soda and garter stitch, plus a little Olympic watching, then I'm done for the day.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Sunday Start

Began my third planned wrap of the Ravellenic games today. It's a design prototype as well.

Saturday, August 04, 2012


I think I need to cut out part of the last lace repeat to avoid running out of yarn on Afternoon Tea. Will switch to garter border early to prevent rolling.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Two days, ten rows

I have got to pick up the pace this weekend. Too much work and home interfering with knitting time.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Taking care of busines

Business dinner tonight, so no knitting yet again. I don't think all three of these shawls will get done before the games end at this rate.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

To the nines

Made it through row 99 of Afternoon Tea, even with some tinking to recover a dropped stitch.