Seaweed Scarf, easy spiral scarf

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Seaweed Scarf, easy spiral scarf Pattern


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Knitting: Seaweed Scarf, easy spiral scarf
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit stitch
  • short rows without wraps
  • increase, knit in front and back of stitch

Pattern Description:

Walking along the sandy beach I was intrigued by lengths of seaweed left behind by the waves. That is the inspiration for this scarf.

Short rows make this garter stitch scarf curl around its axis. This pattern is easy enough for an advanced beginner who has not done short rows before.

The green seaweed version is done in a worsted weight cotton blend yarn, but it works up great in multi-colored sock weight yarns too. The scarf is finished when you run out of yarn. The tan scarf is made from lace weight 100% cashmere. You can do whatever you want!

Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, and a stitch glossary.
Directions on making a mini version are also included.


Gauge is not really important for this pattern. In fact, feel free to try different yarns of different thicknesses. I suggest using the needle size that is recommended on the yarn label or a little larger.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • From 36in scarf to 60in scarf.


  • From lace weight to worsted weight yarn.
  • 230 yds to 400yds
  • US 7/4.5mm needles for heavier yarn
  • US 4/3.5mm needles for lighter yarn

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Happy Feet



About Designer

About Designer

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My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated finishing. The majority of my patterns are accessories so sizing is often not critical. My love of texture and color shows up in my ability to mix yarns and to match yarns to particular styles.

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