Wonderfully Wavy Knit Throw


Wonderfully Wavy Knit Throw

Wonderfully Wavy Knit Throw
Wonderfully Wavy Knit Throw

The Wonderfully Wavy Knit Throw is the perfect gift for someone you love. This cozy knitted blanket features soothing brown, white, and blue waves. Since this pattern is easy, you can quickly work it up and use it however you please. You may be so enamored with the design you will want to keep it for yourself. You can knit this beauty in your favorite colors and the texture of the design really makes it stand out from the crowd. Curl up with this soft throw and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the fire. Once you experience the coziness of this knitted blanket pattern, you'll want to make another one right away.

NotesGAUGE: 14 sts = 4” (10 cm); 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Throw measures 44” (112 cm) wide and 48” (122 cm) long.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Comfort®: 1 ball each 3222 Putty A, 3240 Cream B, and 3204 Indigo C
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 6 mm [US 10] 29” (74 cm)
  • 2 stitch markers, yarn needle

Pattern Stitches
Ripple Stripe (multiple of 18 sts)

Rows 1-4: Beginning with a right side row, work in Stockinette st for 4 rows.
Row 5 (right side): *(K2tog) 3 times, (yarn over, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end of row.
Rows 6 and 7: Work in Stockinette st for 2 rows.
Row 8 (wrong side): Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Ripple Stripe.
Stockinette Stitch Stripe
Rows 1-7: Beginning with a right side row, work in Stockinette st for 7 rows.
Row 8 (wrong side): Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Stockinette Stitch Stripe.
1. Throw is worked in sections of Ripple Stripe and Stockinette Stripe patterns with Garter stitch (knit every row) borders.
2. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.
With A, cast on 154 sts.
Garter Stitch Border
Knit 7 rows.
Next Row: K5, place marker, knit to last 5 sts, place marker, k5.
Row 1: K5 (side border), slip marker, work Row 1 of Ripple Stripe to next marker, slip marker, k5 (side border).
Rows 2-8: K5, slip marker, work next row of Ripple Stripe to next marker, slip marker, k5.
Row 9: K5, slip marker, work Row 1 of Stockinette Stripe to next marker, slip marker, k5.
Rows 10-16: K5, slip marker, work next row of Stockinette Stripe to next marker, slip marker, k5.
Rows 17-32: Repeat Rows 1-16.
Rows 33-48: Change to B and repeat Rows 1-8 twice.
Rows 49-56: Change to C and repeat Rows 1-8.
Rows 57-72: Change to B and repeat Rows 1-8 twice.
Repeat Rows 1-72 twice.
Change to A and repeat Rows 1-32.
Garter Stitch Border
Knit 1 row, removing markers.
Knit 7 rows.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.

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What am I doing wrong? When I complete row 5 of the Ripple Stitch, I have increased the number of stiches by 35 and end with the YO Knit 1 6 times before I do the 5 for edge not the K2 3 times.

There should be no increase in stitches on this row, after you subtract the border stitches you will be working 144 stitches in the middle, the stitch pattern count is 18, so you will work the K2tog 3X, yo, k1, 6x, k2tog 3x for a total of 8 patterns across the row, I suggest unraveling the row back to a row that has the 154 stitches and placing stitch markers after the k5 border, then every 18 sts, until you place the last marker for the k5 border at the end of the row. If you are still having a stitch count issue look to your yo, the yo being done incorrectly is the single most common problem I see with my students that I teach.

I am new to knitting, but know how to knit purl etc, but I am confused when it ways work row 1 of Ripple Stripe, what exactly is it referring to? I see the pattern for the ripple stripe, but which row is it referring to? Can anyone help?

Hi bbg718, row 1 of Ripple Stripe reads "Beginning with a right side row, work in Stockinette st for 4 rows." Stockinette stitch, when knit flat, is knitting on the right side and purling on the wrong side. So, for this row, you would knit across. We hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

You just match the row number in the body of the pattern to the row number in the stitch pattern that the directions instruct you to. You are actually following 2 different sets of stitch pattern and 3 sets of directions at once, this is not an easy pattern and should not have been rated easy.

Going to try this one...very very pretty


Very hard pattern to gollow

Do you weave in ends at end of each color?

Yes, you will cut the yarn at each colour change, otherwise you will have a rather thick tangled mess on one side of the throw.

I love these wavy throws. The patterns are always easy to remember so I don't have to follow along all the time. I think this one is really unique because it has the border on it. Most of them don't do that and it makes it look more finished.

I always like the patterns from Red Heart Yarn. Growing up with the yarn, like a lot of people, it has grown with the times. This is a lovely throw and not difficult to do. The pattern keeps you from getting bored. I always needs throws and also make them for charity. New York winters can be cold. I will use some of the "stash" for this and the different color waves will look really nice. Thank you.

This is a lovely throw. I really like that it has garter stitch borders all around to keep the edges from curling. I like the color combinations in the photo but I will probably adjust the colors to make use of the yarn that I have. Pinned this one to make!

Follow up to my previous comment I just looked at the pattern and picture on the Red Heart site and on there it does look as if the pattern begins with the Ripple Stripe so I may be all right after all.

I am really disappointed. I was eager to make this afghan for my son's new home. I started knitting and it was going well but when I compared my afghan to the picture, I discovered that the written pattern begins with the Ripple Stripe but the picture appears to begin with the Stockinette Stripe. It looks much better to begin with the Stockinette Stripe and now my afghan doesn't look as nice as I had anticipated.

Disappointing indeed when the pattern result is not the same as the picture given with it.

I've made this and it does start with the ripple stripe, I think what may be throwing you off is the garter stitch border at the beginning.

What does it mean "slip marker" -

When you come to the marker that you have put on, just slip it without knitting it.

How many yards, please???

Apparently, Red Heart Comfort comes in the super large skeins, of 867 yards each. I have never used this particular yarn before so I am not certain of it. Hopefully, someone will come along who knows for sure if this is the right yardage. If you want to use a differnt yarn, you might be able to make a comparison in the store.

That is correct, these are huge balls that run about 867 yds. These are great, I've been using them for years and they are very reasonably priced. You are going to have ends to run in anyway, but pulling off one ball rather than joining balls and changing colours makes projects like this much easier. Happy knitting.

How do I print the pattern off my iPad. My printer is wifi.


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