When you knit ripple stitch, the purl stitches make wavy lines like zigzags. Ripple stitch is popular in afghans and scarves because it knits up quickly. Whether you choose a solid color, team colors, bright, or pastel, the ripple stitch will have you riding smooth waves.

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Make some waves when you knit this sample:

  1. Cast on a multiple of 8 sts, plus 6 sts.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Row 1 (RS): K6, * p2, k6; rep from * to end of row.

    Row 2: K1, * p4, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p4, k1.

    Row 3: P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

    Row 4: P1, * k4, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, p1.

    Row 5: K2, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2.

    Row 6: P6, * k2, p6; rep from * to end of row.

    Row 7: P1, * k4, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, p1.

    Row 8: K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

    Row 9: K1, * p4, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p4, k1.

    Row 10: P2, * k2, p6; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.

  3. Repeat Rows 1–10 to create the pattern.