From sheep to wheel to your shoulders on a chilly evening, Spinning Silver Seaweed features all the wonder that a good handspun yarn can bring. A piece meant to feature the barber pole or marled effect of a spin or even a well-planned gradient – there really is no wrong choice as far as color or fiber blend.
Stay warm and fashionable in these recent arctic temperatures with this asymmetrical, cold shoulder poncho. Featuring a fun and easy-to-memorize stitch pattern, Spinning Silver Seaweed is a fast knit that will be practically flying off your needles.
Finished circumference 40” [120cm] at the top/smallest point. One size fits most and poncho is easily adjustable.
Fiber from Dripping Fiber Studios (Merino, SW Merino, Corriedale, Stellina Sparkle; 600 – 700 yards [548 – 640 meters]/19 ounces): The Octopus, The Roller Coaster and The Flying Chair– Yarn spun by Heather Price and named “The Roller Coaster”
Finished yarn is 2-ply aran weight
Any commercial yarn or handspun could easily be substituted as long as piece is measured for consistency in length.
Size US 8 (5 mm): straight knitting needles
Size US 6 (4 mm): 24” circular knitting needles
Size H/8 (4 mm) crochet hook
Stitch markers (1 or more if you like to mark stitch repeats), 1 stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle, materials for blocking
18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: MESHA MCMULLEN
I learned to knit in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the craft. Before long I was challenging myself with bigger and more intricate projects and soon after that I began designing!
Knitting is my passion.
When I’m not knitting I’m wrangling my children, Mason and Marie (ages 5 and 3).