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Rolling Waves Knit Throw

Rolling Waves Knit Throw

Get both a chic DIY home decor item and a cozy throw with this free knitting pattern. The Rolling Waves Knit Throw will have you happy (and excited!) to sit down, relax, and snuggle on your couch because this knitted throw is oh-so-soft. You'll love the rolling colors on this knitted blanket and all the beautiful different shades of yarn. This easy knitting pattern shows you how to knit a throw with precise and helpful instructions. We don't know about you, but we can't wait to add this pretty knitting project to our living room decor.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size35 or 19 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

Bernat® Mega Bulky™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m):

  • Contrast A Aran (88008) - 4 balls
  • Contrast B New Gold (88609) - 2 balls
  • Contrast C Black (88040) - 2 balls
  • Contrast D Purple (88334) - 2 balls
  • Contrast E Radiant Orchid (88314) - 2 balls
  • Size U.S. 35 (19 mm) circular knitting needle 29" [73.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Measurements:

Approx 40 x 62" [101.5 x 157.5 cm].

Gauge:

5 sts and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Abbreviations:

Approx = Approximately
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop

PICTURE

Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Instructions:

Stripe Pat
With A: 4 rows.
With B: 6 rows.
With C: 6 rows.
With D: 6 rows.
With E: 6 rows.
With A: 4 rows.
These 32 rows form Stripe Pat.

With A, cast on 54 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.

Beg Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. *(ssk) twice. (K1. M1) 4 times. (K2tog) twice. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: Knit.
4th row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
Last 4 rows form Ripple Pat. First 4 rows of Stripe Pat are complete. Cont in pat as established until 32 rows of Stripe Pat have been completed 3 times.
With A, knit 3 rows.
Cast off (WS).

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There aren't very many knit throw patterns I like, but I really like the way this one looks using the bulky yarn and I really love the colors chosen for this blanket. It seems like it would work up really quickly since it is a bulky weight yarn. I want to make one for my couch.

I love the colors on this pattern! It's like neopolitan ice cream or something! I'm definitely adding this to my to-make list.

This is a pretty throw pattern made with super bulky/super chunky yarn and big needles. Just to clarify on what it says for ssk, you don't completely pass the stitches back onto the left needle, just put the tip of the left needle through the front loops, then knit both back loops together (makes a decrease). Lots of online video tutes if you need to see it done.

I love this pattern and want to do it but are the quantities shown correct? I.e. 12 x 300g balls of yarn?

Yes, they would be because 300g of this yarn is only 64 yards per ball. I know this is late, hope it helps someone. Happy knitting.

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