How to Knit Wave Stitch

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Intro: How to Knit Wave Stitch

If the borders of your projects and garments need more life, try adding a border with a different texture that really draws attention. It’s a quick and easy solution that will give a new look to your pieces.

Step 1: Let's Begin

This stitch is a multiple of 33 stitches + 2 extra to create borders on either side. It’s not reversible.

Remember to knit 1 at the beginning and end of each row.

Step 2: Row 1, Row 2 & Row 3

Row 1: knit 1. Purl until there is 1 stitch remaining and knit it.

Row 2: knit all stitches.

Row 3: knit 1. Knit 2 together, knit 3. *Yarn over, knit 1*. Repeat from * to * 7 time more. Knit 2 together. Slip 2 stitches onto your right needle, knit 1 and pass the 2 slipped stitches over it. Knit 3. Repeat from * to * 8 times. Knit 2, SKPO and knit the last stitch. You will have a total of 47 stitches.

Step 3: Row 4 & Row 5

Row 4: knit 1. Slip 2 stitches knitwise them and then purl them together through the back loop. Purl 19, slip 2 onto your right needle, purl 1 and pass the 2 slipped stitches over it, purl 19, purl 2 together. Knit 1. You will have a total of 43 stitches.

Row 5: knit 1. Knit 2 together, knit 17. Slip 2 stitches onto your right needle, knit 1 and pass the 2 slipped stitches over it. Knit 17. SKPO. Knit 1. You will have a total of 39 stitches.

Step 4: Row 6 & Row 7

Row 6: knit 1. Slip 2 stitches as if to purl them and then purl them through the back loop. Purl 15, slip 2 onto your right needle, purl 1 and pass the 2 slipped stitches over it, purl 15, purl 2 together. Knit 1. You will have a total of 35 stitches.

Row 7: repeat row 3.

Step 5: Row 8, Row 9 & Row 10

Row 8: repeat row 4.

Row 9: repeat row 5.

Row 10: repeat row 6.

Repeat rows 1 through 10 until you reach the desired length.

Step 6: Aaand... DONE :)

This stitch comes out perfectly if you knit it with our petite wool, though for this example we are using Pima cotton and 5 mm wooden needles. Try it and share your pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #weareknitters!

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