Print of the Wave

From Centenary Stitches, a collection of WW1 knitting and crochet patterns. This pattern is designed by Elizabeth Lovick.


This gave me a lot of trouble when I followed the original written instructions! The last three rows originally started with k2, not k3. You can imagine the frustration of constantly losing a stitch, and feeling like something was off, especially as a learning knitter. Now I know it was the pattern that was wrong, not me. Haha! The chart was perfect but I couldn't read it at the time, unfortunately.

Shown with a cast-on count of 64 stitches.

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  • Row 1 (RS): K5, *k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2, [yo, ssk] 3 times, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: K5, purl to last 5 sts, k5.
  • Row 3: K5, *k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k3, yo, [k2, k2tog] twice, k2, [yo, ssk] 3 times, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.
  • Row 5: K5, *k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k5, yo, k2, [k2tog] twice, k2, [yo, ssk] 3 times, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.
  • Row 7: K5, *k3, [ssk, yo] 3 times, k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.
  • Row 9: K5, *k3, [ssk, yo] 3 times, [k2, k2tog] twice, k2, yo, k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.
  • Row 11: K5, *k3, [ssk, yo] 3 times, k2, [k2tog] twice, k2, yo, k5, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k7.