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I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...

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Undulating Waves

from Nelkin Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Undulating Waves
Undulating Waves
Undulating Waves
Undulating Waves

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, work increases and decreases

Pattern Description:

The Undulating Waves Scarf was my first foray into designing with beads. It is based on a lace pattern that has lace stitches on both the knit and purl sides of the fabric. This allows the beads to float on the yarn-overs. Although I have marked this pattern as advanced, you will find that, with practice and perseverance, the pattern becomes quite easy! There is a KAL in the Schaefer Yarn Group on Ravelry that has excellent support and pictures.


22 sts / 28 rows = 4" in pattern, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 6" wide x 49" long


  • 250 yards fingering or sport weight yarn
  • Size 6 [4 mm] ndls or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 4 st markers (2 color A, 2 color B)
  • 100g size 6 glass beads (1254 beads total)
  • Dental Floss Threader