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Gradient Sea Scarf Pattern


    My little girl nose crinkled up at the fishy smell of the docks. My dad and I were about to head out on the boat for a day on the water.

    We lived in Juneau, Alaska and the sky, as usual, was overcast…a dull, insistent, mottled grey.

    We slowly puttered out to the open water, picking up speed; bop, bop, bopping on the waves…finally stopping to drop our fishing poles into the sea.

    The churning, endless, powerful depths of the ocean…the air was clear and crisp and laden with the scent of seaweed and salt.

    The day ended with the most delicious cod cooked in butter right there on our tiny boat. Thanks, Dad, for a wonderful day I'll always treasure!

    This scarf pattern embodies the colors of that day. It’s a perfect, old-fashioned SCARF. Wad it around your neck on chilly days or just wear it as a fashion statement. Easy. Comfy. Sea-like. 

    I adore making shawls and cowls and will most likely never stop. But I was just in the mood for a good ol' scarf when designing this pattern. 


    Lace weight or thin fingering weight yarn - 4.7 oz total.

    I used my fingering weight cashmere yarn - 3 different colors, 4 skeins total. 

    Natural - 1 skein

    Sea Blue - 2 skeins (I barely dipped into the second skein so I also give instructions for knitting this scarf using 1 skein of the blue)

    Sea Grey - 1 skein

    Since the exact size isn’t important, feel free to substitute any of your favorite lace weight (or thinner fingering weight) yarns. You’ll be holding the yarn quadruple throughout the project. Seems like it might be fussy, but I rarely even noticed I was holding 4 strands together. 

    If you're not feeling up to all the color changing, you can substitute your favorite worsted weight or aran weight yarn and just hold it single. You won't get the gradient effect, but you'll still end up with an awesome , knitted scarf. 

    You're paying for the digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything.



    You may sell the items you make using my patterns. I just ask that you link back to my shop. Thanks!

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    1. Can't wait to start  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 4th Oct 2016

      Can't wait to start this pattern. It is very pretty.

    2. what a ride  star rating

      Posted by Chimera D on 26th Aug 2015

      this is a beautiful pattern, and reversible. such a plus in knitting. i had a marvelous time watching the color go from 1 extreme to the other.
      Get this , it is a blast, ( and an unusual finished scarf)

    3. Starting something NEW!  star rating

      Posted by Kay Amend on 27th Apr 2015

      First time using your yarn and loving it! Smooth, silky and easy to work with.
      Bought the scarf pattern and easy instructions to follow. Thank you.

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