Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Coral Bubbly Waves Shawlette




Edit: PDF is now available in my Etsy store

Ombre colored yarns are very inspiring, and the gradual shades can add to a simple shawl, poncho or any other wrap up cloth a more elegant appearance. Since I am a wildlife lover, the sea coral ombre yarn from Redheart is the most suitable for a project that invites all to love nature and protect the wildlife on land and under water.

Short rows technique based designs always intrigue me, but sometimes you come a cross one that may seem too complicated to make. They require patience and dedication (which I lack, haha...), especially when multiple skein colors are involved.




Similar to previous projects I made, like the Dragon Tail Shawl and Dragon Fire Cowl, this design incorporates the short rows technique. This time though, as you will see, I will take things up a notch. I included tutorial photos and written instructions on how to make the design, and I tried to present them as simple as possible, so make sure you follow the instructions closely.


Level: Intermediate 









Materials:
  • RED HEART, super saver, ombre: 10 oz/ 283 g, 482 yds/ 440 mt. approx., 100% acrylic, color: sea coral, 3967: 1 skein.
  • Size U.S. 9/ 5.5 mm circular knitting needles 40"/ 100 cm long.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Stitch markers (ring shape).

Measurements:
57 inch (145 cm) wide, 27.5 inch (70 cm) height, approx.


Gauge:
14 sts x 26 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in garter stitch.

Yardage: 
460 - 470 yards (420 - 430 meters) approx.


Knitting Terms 
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • yo = yarn over
  • m1 = make one stitch increase.
  • sm ring = stitch marker ring.




Instructions:


Pattern used in the design:

Open honeycomb stitch (used in the "bubbles wave" parts): 4 rows repeat in a multiple of 2 sts + 1.

Row 1: p all sts.

Row 2: p all sts.

Row 3: k 1, *bring yarn to front under the needle, slip 1 st knitwise, bring yarn over the top of needle to the back {this produces a yarn over (yo) that crosses over the slipped st}, k 1, pass slipped st over, repeat from * to end.

Row 4: p all sts.


Begin the Shawlette


Cast on 3 sts, k one row, then work as follows:

Row 1: k 1, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 1. (5 sts)

Row 2: k to end.

Row 3: k 2, m 1, k to end. (6 sts)

Repeat row 3 until you have 45 sts. In the last row, insert sm ring in right needle after 30th st.



First "bubbles wave":

Row 1: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to back under needle, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the slipped st back to left needle, turn.




Row 2: p to last 2 sts, k 2.

Row 3: k 2, m 1, work (Row 3 of bubbles wave pattern) to sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to back under needle, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the slipped st back to left needle, turn.

Row 4: repeat row 2.


Repeat rows 1-4 eight times, then work as follows:

Row 5: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, slip sm ring to right needle, k to last st.

Rows 6 and 7: k 2, m 1, k to last st. (don't forget to slip the sm ring)





Second wave: 

Row 1: k 2, m 1, k to sm ring, remove sm, slip stitch, bring yarn to front under needle, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the slipped st back to left needle, turn.

Row 2: k to last st.

Repeat rows 1-2 twenty two times. Then work as follows:

Row: k 2, m 1, k to sm ring, slip the sm ring to right needle, p to last 2 sts, k 2.



Third "bubbles wave":

Note: first row of third (and the fifth) wave begins with third row of bubbles wave pattern.

Row 1: k 2, m 1, work (Row 3 of bubbles wave pattern) to sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to back under needle, slip second st, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the two slipped sts back to left needle, turn.



Row 2: p to last 2 sts, k 2.

Row 3: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to back under needle, slip second st, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the two slipped sts back to left needle, turn.

Row 4: repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1-4 eight times, repeat rows 1-2 once more, then work as follows:

Row 5: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, slip sm ring to right needle, k to last st.

Rows 6 and 7: k 2, m 1, k to last st. (don't forget to slip the sm ring).



Fourth wave:

Row 1: k 2, m 1, k to sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to front under needle, slip second st, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the two slipped sts back to left needle, turn.

Row 2: k to last st.

Repeat rows 1-2 twenty two times, then work as follows:

Row: k 2, m 1, k to sm ring, slip the sm to right needle, p to last 2 sts, k 2.




Fifth "bubbles wave":

Row 1: k 2, m 1, work (Row 3 of bubbles wave pattern) to the sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to back under needle, slip 3 sts, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the 4 slipped sts back to left needle, turn.

Row 2: p to last 2 sts, k 2.

Row 3: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, remove sm ring, slip stitch, bring yarn to back under needle, slip 3 sts, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the 4 slipped sts back to left needle, turn.

Row 4: repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1-4 seven times, repeat rows 1-2 once more, then work as follows:

Row 5: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, slip sm ring to right needle, k to last st.


Rows 6 and 7: k 2, m 1, k to last st. (don't forget to slip the sm ring).



Sixth wave:

Row 1: k 2, m 1, k to sm ring, remove st, slip stitch, bring yarn to front under needle, slip 3 sts, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the 4 slipped sts back to left needle, turn.




Row 2: k to last st.

Repeat rows 1-2 twelve times, remove sm ring.



Last wave

Row: k 2, m 1, k to end.

Work this row twenty four times, or until the end of skein, leaving enough yarn for the bind off row.

Bind off row: (using stretchy bind off method), k 2, slip the first st over the second and drop, *k 1, reknit both sts together, repeat from * to the end of sts. Weave in loose ends.





Important announcement 
I have an Etsy store now!
You will be able to purchase most of the finished projects you see on this blog on my store.

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Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming projects @wiams_crafts.


8 comments:

  1. I wish this pattern was available without all of the pictures....I don't want to print out 10 pages to get it....

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    1. Hi Unknown
      I wish that too, but you know you won't like the design if you don't see the pictures.
      Here is a way to print the pattern only: copy the post and paste it on word pages, remove all the pictures and print.
      Have a nice day
      Wiam

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  2. Is it possible to make this garment on straight needles? I can't use circular needles and there seems to be less and less patterns for straight needle knitters these days which is sad and frustrating.

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  3. Hi JansJems,
    I am afraid it is not possible to make this shawl using straight needles; the number of stitches you can stack into straight needles is at most 100 - 150, and this shawl has very long rows, the longest reaching about 300 stitches. It would be extremely difficult stacking that many stitches and transferring them from needle to needle swiftly and easily. I advise you to give working with circular needles a shot. Believe me, they make knitting pieces like this shawl so much easier.

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    1. Thank you for replying. The reason I can't use circular needles is that I am one of those knitters who tucks the right needle under their arm. I just can't do it anyway other way lol :)

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  4. In this row of directions, you use the abbreviation "ss". First "bubbles wave":

    Row 1: k 2, m 1, p to sm ring, remove sm ring, ss, bring yarn to back under needle, insert sm ring through left needle, slip the slipped st back to left needle, turn.

    But I cannot figure out what you mean by "ss". Normally, I would think it would be stocking stitch, but apparently not!

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    1. Hi Catlady
      SS is an abbreviation I've used for (slip stitch) but didn't add it to the knitting terms.
      It's been corrected.
      Thank you very much

      Have a nice day
      Wiam

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    2. Thank you :) Makes sense now!

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