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Knitting waves - Knitting instructions for different wave patterns

  • Material and preparation
  • Knit horizontal waves
  • Wellenzopf
  • Wellenborte
  • Possible variations

Waves are reminiscent of the last holiday, relaxing beach days and gentle sound of the sea. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to beautify your knitting projects with these curved lines. We show you step by step decorative wave patterns in different variants.

They would like to wrap up the sea and bring them home. "> Material and preparation

At the beginning, use a medium strength straight yarn to practice the wave pattern. On the banderole of your wool is noted which needle size is best suited. Four to five is ideal so you can see the individual stitches well.

You need this:

  • Medium strong, smooth wool
  • Knitting needles in appropriate strength
  • Pigtail needle (only for the shaft peg)

Tip: There are special braid needles that are bent in the middle. You can also use a straight knitting needle with two points, for example a double pointed needles.

Knit horizontal waves

This decorative wave pattern is composed only of right and left stitches. The number of stitches must be divisible by eight, plus you need six additional stitches. For example, strike 22 or 30 stitches.

To knit the wave pattern:

Repeat the steps from the star to the end of each row.

1st row: 6 stitches on the right, * 2 stitches on the left, 6 stitches on the right

2nd row: 1 stitch on the right, * 4 stitches on the left, 4 stitches on the right; finish the row with 4 stitches on the left and 1 stitch on the right

3rd row: 2 stitches on the left, * 2 stitches on the right, 2 stitches on the left

4th row: 1 stitch on the left, * 4 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left; at the end of the row 4 stitches on the right and 1 stitch on the left

5th row: 2 stitches on the right, * 2 stitches on the left, 6 stitches on the right; with 2 stitches left and 2 ends right

6th row: 6 stitches on the left, * 2 stitches on the right, 6 stitches on the left

7th row: Like the 4th row

8th row: 2 stitches on the right, * 2 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the right

9th row: Like the 2nd row

10th row: 2 stitches on the left, * 2 stitches on the right, 6 stitches on the left; at the end of the row 2 stitches on the right and 2 on the left

Repeat these ten rows continuously.

Wellenzopf

The patted wave pattern goes over 16 stitches. To the left and right of this, knit as many stitches as you want on the left, ie in rows (odd rows) on the left and in rows on the right. These side pieces are not listed in the manual. For example, if you cast 22 stitches, knit three stitches to the left, over 16 stitches, and finish with three stitches on the left side. For this wave pattern you have to cross stitches.

Cross stitches

You need an extra needle with two tips. Put the specified number of stitches on this needle before or after work. Knit the next stitches according to the instructions. Then knit the stitches on the additional needle directly from this.

How to knit the waves:

1st row: 2 stitches right, 3 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 3 stitches left, 2 stitches right

2nd row: 2 stitches left, 3 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 3 stitches right, 2 stitches left

3rd row: put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before work, 1 stitch left, the stitches from the auxiliary needle right, 2 stitches left, put 2 stitches on the needle before work, 1 stitch left, the stitches from the needle needle right, Put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, 2 stitches on the left, put 1 stitch on the needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left

4th row: 1 stitch on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 3 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left, 3 stitches on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 1 stitch on the right

5th row: 1 stitch on the left, put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before work, 1 stitch left, stitches from the auxiliary needle on the right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches on the needle before work, 2 stitches on the right, stitches of the needle on the right, 2 stitches left, put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the needle on the left, 1 stitch on the left

6th row: 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 4 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right

7th row: 2 stitches left, put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before work, 1 stitch left, put the stitches of the auxiliary needle right, put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle left, Put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before work, 1 stitch on the left, the stitches on the auxiliary needle on the right, put 1 stitch on the needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, 2 stitches on the left

8th row: 3 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left, 3 stitches on the right

9th row: 3 stitches left, put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches on the auxiliary needle on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the needle before work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches of the needle on the right, 3 stitches on the left

10th row: 3 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left, 3 stitches on the right

11th row: 2 stitches on the left, put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, put 2 stitches on the needle in front of the work, 1 stitch on the left, the stitches on the auxiliary needle on the right, Put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, put 2 stitches on the needle in front of the work, 1 stitch on the left, the stitches on the needle on the right, 2 stitches on the left

12th row: 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 4 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right

13th row: 1 stitch on the left, put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches on the needle before work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches of the needle on the right, 2 stitches on the left, put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before starting work, 1 stitch on the left, the stitches on the needle on the right, 1 stitch on the left

14th row: 1 stitch on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 3 stitches on the right, 4 stitches on the left, 3 stitches on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 1 stitch on the right

15th row: put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, 2 stitches left, 1 stitch on the needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the needle on the left, Put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before work, 1 stitch left, the stitches from the auxiliary needle right, 2 stitches left, put 2 stitches on the needle before work, 1 stitch left, the stitches from the needle needle right

16th row: 2 stitches left, 3 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches right, 2 stitches left, 3 stitches right, 2 stitches left

Now the first part of the wave pot is ready. The second section is almost identical. They just cross the wave pattern the other way round.

17th-20th Row: Like 1.-4. line

21st row: 1 stitch on the left, put 2 stitches on the needle before work, 1 stitch on the left, the stitches on the needle on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches of the needle on the right, 2 stitches left, put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the needle on the left, 1 stitch on the left

22-24th Row: Like 6.-8. line

25th row: put 3 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches on the auxiliary needle on the right, 2 stitches on the left, 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches of the needle on the right, 3 stitches on the left

26th-28th Row: Like 10.-12. line

29th row: 1 stitch on the left, put 1 stitch on the auxiliary needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitch from the auxiliary needle on the left, 2 stitches left, 2 stitches on the needle behind the work, 2 stitches on the right, the stitches of the needle on the right, 2 stitches on the left, put 2 stitches on the auxiliary needle before starting work, 1 stitch on the left, the stitches on the needle on the right, 1 stitch on the left

30.-32. Series: As 14.-16. line

Repeat these 32 rows over and over again.

Wellenborte

This wavy braid knit across 13 stitches. For this you need some simple techniques, which you can read below.

Tip: The number of stitches varies from row to row in this wave pattern. As long as the stitches described always match yours, your mesh size is correct.

Lift off the stitches and cover

To lift a stitch means to push it from the left to the right needle without knitting it. Lay the thread at work. In some cases, they knit a stitch and then pull the off-hook as you know it from the bind off.

envelope

For an envelope, place the work thread over the right knitting needle from the front to the back. This creates a new mesh.

Knitting stitches together

To knit together two stitches, insert both at the same time and knit together. In this way, only one stitch remains.

How to knit the waves:

1st row: 2 stitches on the right, then left stitches until just before the end of the row, ending with 2 stitches on the right

All odd rows knit like the first.

2nd row: Take off 1 stitch, 3 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 5 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right

4th row: Unfasten 1 st, 4 stitches on the right, 1 st, knit 2 stitches on the right, pull off the stitched stitch, knit 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn, 2 stitches on the right, knit 1 turn, 2 stitches on the right, 1 stitch on the right

6th row: Unfasten 1 stitch, remove 3 stitches on the right, 1 stitch, 1 stitch on the right, pull off the stitched stitch, knit 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right, knit 1 turn, 2 stitches on the right, 1 stitch on the right

8th row: Unfasten 1 stitch, 2 stitches on the right, 1 stitch off, 1 stitch on the right, pull off the stitched stitch, knit 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right, knit 1 turn, 2 stitches on the right, 1 stitch on the right

10th row: Unfasten 1 stitch, 1 stitch on the right, 1 stitch off, 1 stitch on the right, pull off the stitched stitch, knit 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right, knit 1 turn, 2 stitches on the right, 1 stitch on the right

12th row: 1 stitch on the right, 1 stitch off, 1 stitch on the right, pull off the stitched stitch, 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 1 stitch on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right

14th row: 1 stitch off, 3 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 3 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right, 1 turn-up, 2 stitches on the right

Continue to knit these 14 rows until the wave pattern is long enough for your purposes.

Possible variations

1. Experiment with different types of wave pot. In the photo you can see a variation where two waves move towards and away from each other without crossing each other. Alternatively, you can let the wave pattern run parallel to each other.

2. Combine the shaft peg with other pigtails or ribs to create a complex wave pattern that could, for example, grace the front of a pullover.

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