Waved Welt Knit Stitch Pattern by Janice |Published 11-17-2023
When it comes to creating unique and visually striking knitted pieces, the waved welt knit stitch is a technique that can add a beautiful texture and dimension to your projects.
This stitch pattern creates a wavy, ribbed effect that is perfect for adding interest to scarves, hats, and even sweaters.
The waved welt knit stitch is a variation of the traditional rib stitch, and it involves alternating knit and purl stitches in a specific pattern to create the distinctive wavy texture. The resulting fabric has a stretchy and reversible nature,
This pattern works great when using a smooth yarn with good stitch definition. Choose this knit pattern for scarves, cowls, hats and headbands, or even a sweater.
Beginner / Easy
K - Knit
P - Purl
CO - Cast On
BO - Bind Off
* * Repeat the instruction between the two astericks
Weave In Ends
This is a reversible pattern. Both the front and back are identical.
To begin, you'll need a pair of appropriately sized knitting needles that complement the weight of your chosen yarn. Additionally, selecting a yarn that showcases the texture of the stitch is key to achieving the desired effect.
Consider opting for a yarn with good stitch definition and a composition that aligns with the drape and warmth you envision for your finished project.
This one is done in multiples of 8 + 1 and a 8-row-repeat.
Row 1 (RS): *P1, K7, Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1.
Row 2: K2, *P5, K3, Repeat from * to last 7 st, P5, K2.
Row 3: *K3, P5, Repeat from * to last 6 st, K3, P3.
Row 4: K4, *P1, K7, Repeat from * to last 5 st, P1, K4.
Row 5: *K1, P7, Repeat from * to last st, K1.
Row 6: P2, *K5, P3, Repeat from * to last 7 st, K5, P2.
Row 7: K3, *P3, K5, Repeat from * to last 6 st, P3, K3.
Row 8: P4, *K1, P7, Repeat from * to last 5 st, K1, P4.
Repeat these 8 rows until you reach your desired length. Bind off and weave in ends.
Do you get confused about where you are at in a pattern? You are not alone, we all do. Here are a couple of hints to help you stay organized.
Use stitch markers to organize yourself within a row.
Use row counters or paper and pencil tally system to keep track of where you are within your 8-row repeat.
I hope you have enjoyed this knit stitch pattern tutorial. Please check back frequently, as I am adding new tutorials at the rate of about 2 or 3 per week.