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Class Notes: Re-imagining Ripples

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Thanks for taking Re-imagining Ripples! I hope you now have a sense of what makes a wave or ripple pattern, and how simple variations to the pattern can yield very different results.

Some of the samples you may have seen in class are these:

Stitch Maps

Stitch Maps is a new way of charting patterns that visualizes the movement of the stitches better than a standard square grid. It’s also a terrific online stitch dictionary.

I have made a Stitch Maps collection of most of the samples we looked at in class. These, together with some ripple-like patterns I found on the site, are collected for your use, but you must use this link to be able to view the Ripples collection; you can’t find it simply by going straight to Stitch Maps.

Note that Stitch Maps has three levels of membership. The free level allows you to create and view maps. If you decide you want a basic subscription, you’ll be able to do more things with the site, like marking stitch patterns as private. With a premium subscription you can do even more, including curating public and private collections. My premium membership is what allows me to hide some of the stitch patterns I collected and to share this hidden collection with you. (If you decide to become a member, please use one of the affiliate links included in this post.)

Do explore the site, because it’s such a useful tool. at any level of membership!


Increase Decrease by Judith Durant

Increase Decrease by Judith Durant is a terrific little handbook that covers many different increases and decreases; exactly what you need for ripples.

You can find ripple/chevron/wave stitches in many stitch dictionaries. There an extensive list of stitch dictionaries on my Knit & Crochet Design Resources page (scroll down the page to see it.)

I hope I’ll see you in another class soon!

Errata on handouts from previous classes:

Mosaic Yarn Studio 2018:

Well, I didn’t fix all the typos from the first time I taught the class! Please note that on Wave Patterns 1 and 2, it should say:

Rows 3 and 5: Knit.

I really have fixed it for the next class I teach!

Stitches West 2018: Thanks for being the inaugural class! We found a few typos in the handout which will be fixed before I teach this again. Please correct your handout as follows:

Wave Pattern 1 (mult. of 18)

Row 1 (RS): *[K2tog] 3 times, [k1, yo] 6 times, [ssk] 3 times; rep from *.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.

Rows 3 and 5: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-6 for pattern.

Wave Pattern 2 (mult. of 18)

Row 1 (RS): *[K2tog] 3 times, [k1, yo] 6 times, [ssp] 3 times; rep from *.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.

Rows 3 and 5: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-6 for pattern.

Crazy Waves should be a multiple of 10.