Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern Descrption
The Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern lives up to its name with stockinette waves that slightly overlap, creating a beautiful vertical panel effect with eyelet accents.
This pattern is beginner-friendly, making use of fundamental knitting stitches like knits, purls, yarn overs, and slip slip knit (ssk) stitches.
Ideal for various projects, the wavy stitch pattern is perfect for crafting cozy blankets or lightweight accessories such as shawls and wraps. It strikes a balance between adding visual interest and maintaining a delicate, non-lacy appearance. For those seeking a touch of elegance, you can even use the Overlapping Waves Stitch to knit a stylish beanie, elevating it from the usual ribbed designs.
I designed Monaco Cardigan wih Overlapping waves stitch.
Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern Abbreviations
CO – Cast on
k – Knit
p – Purl
rep – Repeat
RS – Right side
ssk – Slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit. Insert left needle into front of these 2 stitches and knit them together.
st (s) – Stitch (es)
WS – Wrong side
yo – Yarn over
Overlapping waves knitting pattern instructions
KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES. Start at front of work (rs)
CO (Multiple of 6 sts) + 4 sts. For example, you can cast on (6 x 2) + 4 = 16 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
Row 1 (RS): k2, * yo, ssk, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: k2, * yo, k1, ssk, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: k2, * yo, k2, ssk, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: k2, * yo, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: k2, * yo, k4, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 10: Purl.