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Knit with Aabhar – Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Overlapping Waves Stitch Pattern looks just like the way its name suggests; the stockinette vertical waves are slightly overlapping. It almost appears like waves extending upwards in vertical panels with eyelets separating them.

It is a beginner-friendly pattern, using basic knitting stitches such as knits, purls, yarn over, and slip slip knit (ssk) stitch.

This wavy stitch pattern is perfect for making blankets or light wearables like shawls and wraps without making them overly lacy. You can even knit a fancy beanie with Overlapping Waves Stitch to make it a bit more elegant than usually ribbed beanies.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 6) + 4

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This free knit pattern is written in US terms, and you can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
RSRight side
sskSlip 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)
WSWrong side
yoYarn over

Pattern Instructions

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.

Repeat this free knit pattern (10 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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