The most difficult part of the ocean wave knitting stitch is keeping track of which row you are on so I suggest using a stitch counter to help you keep track. Knit and purl stitches are all you need to know in order to master this pattern. It's a fun design that can be used for a variety of knitting projects.

Skill level: Intermediate

12 Stitch pattern repeat.

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper).

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 12 + 1

1st and every alt row (right side): Knit.
2nd row: P5, k3, *p9, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
4th row: P4, k5, *p7 k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
6th row: P3, k3, p1, k3, *p5, k3, p1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
8th row: P2, k3, *p3, k3 rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
10th row: Pl, *k3, p5, k3, pl; rep from * to end.
12th row: Purl.
Rep these 12 rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • rep=repeat
  • sts=stitches

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