Saturday, 11 April 2015

Knit your own waves



These Japanese style waves are an adaption of the miter technique. Keen wave-spotters will note that the waves are 'upside down': they would have a trochoidal shape if the pointy bit of each wave faced up rather than down, and if the stripes followed the 'surface'. Kudos to you if that made sense. Extra kudos to anyone who beats me to a knitted trochoidal wave!


I can tell you're all dead keen to knit your own waves, so here are the instructions. Each wave is knitted separately (see below), and attached to the top of the waves below it during the knitting process. The shapes tessellate: fit together like tiles. Different sizes of wave can be used to give the illusion of foreshortening.

The usual abbreviations
CO    cast on/off
R      row number
D      decrease
K      knit
(Alternating dark and light colours)


Also handy for knitting wifi signals!
Big wave
CO 27, R1:K all, R2:K9 D K5 D K9, R3:K3 D K15 D K3
R4: K all, R5: K6 D K7 D K6, 
R6: K1 D K15 D K1, R7: K3 D K9 D K3
R8: K all, R9: K1 D K11 D K1, 
R10: K all, R11: K5 D K1 D K5, 
R12: K all, R13:K2 D K5 D K2 
R14: K all, R15: K5 D K4
R16: K all, R17: K1 D K4 D K1, 
R18: K all, R19: K2 DD K2 
R20: K all, R21: K2 D K2
R22: K all, R23 D K1 D, R24: K1 D, CO 

Also a big wave but it's further back so looks smaller
CO 26, R1: K all, R2: K9 D K4 D K9, R3: K3 D K14 D K3
R4: K all, R5: K6 D K6 D K6, 
R6: K1 D K14 D K1, R7: K3 D K8 D K3
R8: K all, R9: K1 D K10 D K1, 
R10: K all, R11: K5 D D K5, 
R12: K all, R13:K2 D K4 D K2
R14: K all, R15: K4 D K4
R16: K all, R17: K1 D K3 D K1, 
R18: K3 D K2, R19: K1 DD K1
R20: K all, R21: K1 D K1
R22: K all, R23: K1 D, CO

Medium wave
CO 22, R1: K all, R2: K3 D K12 D K3, R3: K6 D K4 D K6
R4: K all, R5: K1 D K12 D K1, 
R6: K7 D K7 , R7: K2 D K7 D K2
R8: K all, R9: K4 D K1 D K4, 
R10: K all, R11: K2 D K3 D K2, 
R12: K all, R13:K4 D K3
R14: K all, R15: K2 D D K3
R16: K all, R17: D K2 D, 
R18: K all, R19: K1 D K1
R20: K all, R21: K1 D, CO

 
 

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