I used Knit Picks Upcycle Alpaca Blend (33% Alpaca, 34% Wool, 33% Acrylic) and a US#8 (5.0 mm) needle.
I love a good stitch pattern that just makes sense in my hands.
Back in the day, I made a pair of Waving Lace Socks and I loved that pattern! Here’s the socks (circa 2005).
It’s not the same stitch pattern, but it’s close.
Anyway, back to our stitch pattern.
The big thing I want to point out is how the swatch is slanted. That happens naturally:
The reason for the slant is because the decreases and the increases are several stitches apart. Let’s look at the chart.
Overlapping Waves, Chart
See what I mean? Whenever you have the increases (in our case, the YOs) and the decreases (in our case, the SSKs) you get a fabric with a slant.
Overlapping Waves, written directions
Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk. (10 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K2, yo, k1, ssk, k3, yo, ssk.
Row 5: K2, yo, k2, ssk, k2, yo, ssk.
Row 7: K2, yo, k3, ssk, k1, yo, ssk.
Row 9: K2, yo, k4, ssk, yo, ssk.
The yarn shows the stitch pattern, although the fuzziness of the Alpaca hides it a bit.
This is a great reason to make a swatch first. I might be just fine with it, but it’s nice to know. It’s funny, but I didn’t think that would be the case when just looking at the yarn balled up. I very clearly could see the spin and the plies. But, knitted up, it showed its Alpaca roots.
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).