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Catch the Wave Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 734

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
45" wide by 65" long.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 9, 2006)
Pattern Stitch Chart was clarified. New version:The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


790-315 Homespun Yarn: Tudor

'Painterly' color Soft shades of cream, rose, and teal

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.47
Note: (MC)

790-321 Homespun Yarn: Williamsburg Heathered Solid Cool medium blues
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.98
Note: (A)

790-322 Homespun Yarn: Baroque

Heathered Solid Medium violet and dark rose

Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Note: Long length circular needles recommended.
12 st = 4" (10 cm) in Wave stitch pattern; each 12-row Wave = 3 1/2" When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


1 With MC, loosely cast on 136 sts.
2 Work Wave stitch pattern [stitch pattern multiple of 11] following the words or the chart below, using MC for Rows 1-11, changing to A for Row 12.
3 Rep Step 2, using A for Rows 1-11, changing to MC for Row 12.
4 Rep Step 2, using MC for Rows 1-11, changing to B for Row 12.
5 Rep Step 2, using B for Rows 1-11, changing to MC for Row 12.
6 Rep Steps 2-5 three more times.
7 Rep Steps 2-4.
8 Still using B, work Rows 1-12, then knit 4 rows.

You have ended by completing a RS row.
9 Loosely bind off all sts.

Weave in ends.

Rows 1-5 Knit.
Row 6 (RS) K 2, *k2tog, k 2, k into the front and back of each of the next 2 sts, k 3, slip 1, k 1, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, k 2.
Row 7 K 2, purl across to last 2 sts, k 2.
Row 8 Rep Row 6.
Row 9 Rep Row 7.
Row 10 Rep Row 6.
Row 11 Rep Row 7.
Row 12 Rep Row 6.

Odd Rows Purl all empty spaces, knit spaces with +'s (odd rows are worked by reading chart from left to right)
Even Rows Knit all empty spaces, purl spaces with +'s (even rows are worked by reading chart from right to left)

< = k2tog
X = No stitch (it is worked as part of k2tog)
V = k into the front and back of st, creating 2 sts from 1
> = slip 1, k next st, psso

k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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