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Channelled Wrack (F2)

knitted channelled wrack seaweed

This type of seaweed has flat fronds that curl up lengthwise to make a groove on one side. The fronds are greenish brown when wet and darker when they dry.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • double knit in greens/browns/blacks
  • 3mm knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

The pattern is made up entirely of cast on and cast off stitches. If your casting off method leaves stitches on separate needles, return all stitches to the main needle before continuing.

  1. Cast on 40 sts.
  2. Cast off 8 sts.
  3. Cast on 6 sts.
  4. Cast off 11 sts.
  5. Cast on 15 sts.
  6. Cast off 9 sts.
  7. Cast on 9 sts.
  8. Cast off 21 sts.
  9. Cast on 19 sts.
  10. Cast off 9 sts.
  11. Cast on 11 sts.
  12. Cast off 6 sts.
  13. Cast on 6 sts.
  14. Cast off 14 sts.
  15. Cast on 12 sts.
  16. Cast off 8 sts.
  17. Cast on 10 sts.
  18. Cast off 23 sts.
  19. Cast on 20 sts.
  20. Cast off 10 sts.
  21. Cast on 9 sts.
  22. Cast off 13 sts.
  23. Cast on 15 sts.
  24. Cast off 6 sts.
  25. Cast on 7 sts.
  26. Cast off 41 sts.

Making Up:

Tug firmly on the ends of each frond to straighten them out. Lose the loose ends within the fabric of the main stem.

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!