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!
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!
we wanted to emphasize its loopy doopy texture by knitting a wavy rib stitch. it’s got a modern organic sensibility.
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
- Knit Collage Sister Yarn (100% wool; 215g): shown in Oatmeal Heather: 5 skeins
- US19 (15 mm) 60″ circular needles
- Crochet Hook to weave in ends
finished size 43″ wide x 56″ long
gauge 7 sts and 8.5 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
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!