undulate

on-sofa

sometime last year we took on a not so tiny home decor project for a friend.  it started out being just one room and then it became the entire house!  getting to the knitted object in the photo above, we wanted something that was neutral but with a lot of luxurious texture and heft.  not being able to find such thing at the time, we commissioned ourselves to knit it!

close-up

knit collage’s sister yarn is a wonderful thick and thin yarn that comes in whopping 215g skeins.   made up of 5 skeins, this throw knits up pretty fast on US19 needles.  it took us just a few days — quite possibly faster than the time it takes to arrive from a store!

flat

we wanted to emphasize its loopy doopy texture by knitting a wavy rib stitch.  it’s got a modern organic sensibility.

modern-chair

goes great with traditional furnishings or juxtaposes nicely with something mid-century modern…like our white wired harry bertoia chairs.  we were feeling really good about our throw. . . and then another friend of ours sent us this link for a similar throw. . .and suddenly we felt like $1,295 great!

to make your own undulate throw . . .

undulate throw pattern

materials

finished size         43″ wide x 56″ long

gauge  7 sts and 8.5 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

the pattern!

CO 76 sts, using long tail method.

R1 (RS): Sl1, K1, *P2, K2*, rep from * to * until last 2 sts, then K1, K1 thru the back loop (this stitch is used combined with the sl1 in the next row to create a neat and tidy chain selvedge edge)
R2 (WS): rep Row 1
R3: Sl1, K1, P1, *K2, P2*, rep from * to * until last 5 sts, then K2, P1, K1, K1 thru the back loop
R4: Sl1, K2, *P2, K2*, rep from * to * until last 5 sts, then P2, K2, K1 thru the back loop
R5: Sl1, K1, *K2, P2*, rep from * to * until last 2 sts, then K1, K1 thru the back loop
R6: rep Row 5
R7: rep Row 4
R8: rep Row 3
R9: rep Row 1
R10: rep Row 1
R11: rep Row 4
R12: rep Row 3
R13: rep Row 5
R14: rep Row 5
R15: rep Row 3
R16: rep Row 4

Repeat Rows 1-16 above 6 more times and then Rows 1-8 one more time (for a total of 120 rows).

Then, BO all sts using sewn cast-off method.  we didn’t have a needle large enough to fit the yarn and just used our fingers to thread the yarn instead.  Weave in all loose ends with a crochet hook or use your fingers.

enjoy your soft fluffy goodness!

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