The Wave Wrap Pattern. This pattern can be knitted from DK/8ply weight to 12ply/ Aran weight yarns. The thicker yarns will require more yarn and will create a larger size 12ply Azteca on 7.5mm ndls centre back depth 17"/44cm, length 31"/79cm.
Azteca Fine DK weight on 6.5mm ndls centre back depth 14"/36cm, length 27"/69cm.
This design incorporates Short rows, more details below for short rows, these short create wedges which beautifully showcases multi-colour yarns. The piece is knitted in garter stitch knit all rows. The pattern is given row by row, supported by a diagram and a constant note of stitch count. Knitted in two half's with a centre back seam.
Short Row there are so many variations on short rows, from turning the heel of a sock, to my favourite sloping hemlines. YouTube can really be confusing with German, Japanese and many wonderful variations. This link will take you to my original website and a newsletter with images and instructions for this design.
The important knowledge for the Wave Wrap short row is that it is a two step process. Firstly a short row is a incomplete row, turning knitting without completing the row. Before turning the last stitch is slipped and 'wrapped', this wrap sits at the base of the slipped stitch and will be worked as the second step later. So, the first row is the short/ incomplete row, turn the knitting and work the second row to the last stitch, M1 (make 1 stitch = increase), K the last stitch of the row.
The unworked (or out of action stitches) are eventually knitted lifting the wrap at the base of the stitch and knitting it with the stitch, the wrap will keep the knitting even and prevent holes.
Azteca, Azteca Fine & Joker are a classic blend of 53% Wool & 47% Acrylic.
Azteca: Knit with 8mm ndls 100g (180m) x 3 balls $70
Azteca Fine: Work BS 15sts/18row on 6.5mm ndls 100g (270m) x 2 balls $50
Joker: Work BS 14sts/16row on 6.5mm ndls 50g (90m) x 5 balls $80
Knitting kits Include the pattern and yarn selected.
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