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Home : Patterns : Catch the Wave Afghan

Free Knitting Pattern: Catch the Wave Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 734
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
45" wide by 65" long.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 9, 2006)

Pattern Stitch Chart was clarified. New version:
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Color (A)

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Color (C)

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-315 Homespun Yarn: Tudor
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•  790-322 Homespun Yarn: Baroque
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
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Note: Long length circular needles recommended.

Catch the Wave Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®


12 st = 4" (10 cm) in Wave stitch pattern; each 12-row Wave = 3¼" When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

With MC, loosely cast on 136 sts.
2 Work Wave stitch pattern [stitch pattern multiple of 11] following the words or the chart below, using MC for Rows 1-11, changing to A for Row 12.
3 Rep Step 2, using A for Rows 1-11, changing to MC for Row 12.
4 Rep Step 2, using MC for Rows 1-11, changing to B for Row 12.
5 Rep Step 2, using B for Rows 1-11, changing to MC for Row 12.
6 Rep Steps 2-5 three more times.
7 Rep Steps 2-4.
8 Still using B, work Rows 1-12, then knit 4 rows. You have ended by completing a RS row.
9 Loosely bind off all sts. Weave in ends.

Rows 1-5 Knit.
Row 6 (RS)
K 2, *k2tog, k 2, k into the front and back of each of the next 2 sts, k 3, slip 1, k 1, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, k 2.
Row 7 K 2, purl across to last 2 sts, k 2.
Row 8 Rep Row 6.
Row 9 Rep Row 7.
Row 10 Rep Row 6.
Row 11 Rep Row 7.
Row 12 Rep Row 6.

Odd Rows Purl all empty spaces, knit spaces with +'s (odd rows are worked by reading chart from left to right)
Even Rows Knit all empty spaces, purl spaces with +'s (even rows are worked by reading chart from right to left)


< = k2tog
X = No stitch (it is worked as part of k2tog)
V = k into the front and back of st, creating 2 sts from 1
> = slip 1, k next st, psso

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k = knit MC = main color
p = purl psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Catch the Wave Afghan Reviewed by Linda Suskie on 2010-07-05 *****
I love this pattern! A beautiful easy effect. It's easy enough that I don't have to keep referring to the pattern, but interesting enough that I don't get bored.

And I love Lion Homespun yarn! The color variation is so pretty, and the coarse texture hides my mistakes.

Tip: I put markers every 11 sts (13 beg and end of row) so I can catch and fix my mistakes without major unraveling.

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