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Wandering Waves

Skill Level: Intermediate

Wandering Waves was inspired by the watery domain of Poseidon. Poseidon is most typically known as the “God of the Sea,” but may also be referred to as the “Earth Shaker” for his lesser known role of causing earth quakes. One of the 12 Olympians, Poseidon is brother to Zeus, Hera, Hestia, Demeter, and Hades.

Wandering Waves is a type of sideways knit shawl or wrap. It’s knit on the bias from one long side edge to the tip of the wingspan at the opposite edge. Because of the rate at which the stitches decrease in this design it isn’t the equilateral or isosceles triangle that you usually see in shawls. Instead, Wandering Waves is a right angle scalene triangle. (In case you don’t remember geometry class this means that one corner is a 90 degree angle, making it a right triangle, and none of the sides are of equal length, which qualifies it as scalene.)

The edge along which the decreases are placed becomes the long wingspan edge.

Yarn
2 skeins Fiddle Knits Fibers, Polka
[100% superwash merino; 400 yds / 365 m; 100 g; fingering weight],
Color: “Poseidon” (Mythos Club exclusive color)

Needles
US 5 / 3.75mm 60” circular needle.
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
1 Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge
Pre-Blocking: 22 sts / 30 rows = 4” in St st
Post-Blocking: 18 sts / 26.5 rows = 4” in St st

Finished Size
96” wingspan x 30” deep at cast on edge
*Measurements taken after blocking.

Photo by Erica Jackofsky
Modeled by Annalee Jackofsky



Download the PDF pattern

The Pattern

Cast on 136 sts.
Set Up (WS): P5, place marker, purl to end.
Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk twice, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 2: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 3: K2, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 5: K1, ssk, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 6: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 7: K3, yo, k3, ssk, k1, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 – shawl count same / border same.
Row 8: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 9: K1, ssk,k6, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1;
rep from * to marker, SM, yo, k2, yo, k1 
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 10: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 11: K8, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 12: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 13: K1, ssk, k5, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 14: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 15: K7, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 16: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 17: K1, ssk, k4, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 18: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 19: K6, *k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 20: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 21: K1, ssk, k3, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 22: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 23: K5, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 24: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 25: K1, ssk, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 26: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 27: K4, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 28: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 29: K1, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 30: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 31: K3, *k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 32: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 33: K1, ssk twice, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1 *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.


Row 34: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 35: K2, ssk, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1 
*k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 36: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 37: K1, ssk, twice, [k1, yo] twice, k2, ssk, k1 *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 38: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 39: K1, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1, 
*k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 40: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.




Row 41: K1, ssk, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1 *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1;
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1

– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 42: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 43: K4, yo, k3, ssk, k1, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 44: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 45: K1, ssk, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.


Row 46: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 47: K5, yo, k1, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k3, 
[yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 48: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 49: K1, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.


Row 50: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 51: K4, yo, k1, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k3, 
[yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 52: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 53: K1, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1;
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1

– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 54: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 55: K7, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 56: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 57: K1, ssk, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 58: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 59: K6, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 60: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 61: K1, ssk, k3, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 62: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 63: K5, *k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 64: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 65: K1, ssk, k2, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 66: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 67: K4, *k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 68: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 69: K1, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 70: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 71: K3, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; 
rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 72: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 73: K1, ssk twice, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 74: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 75: K2, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1, *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 
– shawl count same / border same.
Row 76: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.
Row 77: K1, ssk twice, [k1, yo] twice, k2, ssk, k1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1
– 1 st rem from shawl / 1 st added to border.
Row 78: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 1 st added to border / shawl count same.
Row 79: K2, ssk, k2, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, 
*k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1; rep from * to marker, SM, k2tog, yo, k5 – shawl count same / border same.
Row 80: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end.
– 2 sts rem from border / shawl count same.

Repeat rows 1– 80 another 5 times.

Wandering Waves: Chart One

Work rows 1-80 (entire chart) a total of 6 times.
26 stitches will remain after completing the final repeat. Move to second chart.

Row 81: K1, ssk twice, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1 – 26 sts
Row 82: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 27 sts
Row 83: K2, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 27 sts
Row 84: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 25 sts
Row 85: K1, ssk, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo,                               k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1 – 25 sts
Row 86: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 26 sts
Row 87: K3, yo, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1,
k2tog, yo, k5 – 26 sts 
Row 88: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 24 sts
Row 89: K1, ssk, k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1,
yo, k1 – 24 sts
Row 90: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 25 sts
Row 91: K8, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 25 sts
Row 92: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 23 sts
Row 93: K1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo,
k2, yo, k1 – 23 sts
Row 94: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 24 sts
Row 95: K7, k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 24 sts 
Row 96: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 22 sts
Row 97: K1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2,
yo, k1 – 22 sts
Row 98: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 23 sts
Row 99: K6, k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 23 sts 
Row 100: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 21 sts
Row 101: K1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog,
yo, k2, yo, k1 – 21 sts
Row 102: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 22 sts
Row 103: K5, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 22 sts 
Row 104: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 20 sts
Row 105: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo,
k2, yo, k1 – 20 sts
Row 106: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 21 sts
Row 107: K4, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 21 sts 
Row 108: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 19 sts
Row 109: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog,
yo, k2, yo, k1 – 19 sts
Row 110: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 20 sts
Row 111: K3, k2tog, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 20 sts 
Row 112: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 18 sts
Row 113: K1, ssk twice, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo,
k2, yo, k1 – 18 sts
Row 114: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 19 sts
Row 115: K2, ssk, k3, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 19 sts 
Row 116: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 17 sts
Row 117: K1, ssk twice, [k1, yo] twice, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo,
k2, yo, k1– 17 sts
Row 118: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 18 sts
Row 119: K1, ssk, [k1, yo] twice, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 18 sts 
Row 120: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 16 sts
Row 121: K1, ssk twice, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 16 sts
Row 122: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 17 sts
Row 123: K4, yo, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 17 sts 
Row 124: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 15 sts
Row 125: K1, ssk twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 15 sts
Row 126: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 16 sts
Row 127: K5, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 16 sts 
Row 128: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 14 sts
Row 129: K1, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 14 sts
Row 130: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 15 sts
Row 131: K4, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 15 sts 
Row 132: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 13 sts
Row 133: K1, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 13 sts
Row 134: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 14 sts
Row 135: K5, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5 – 14 sts 
Row 136: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 12 sts
Row 137: K1, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 2 sts
Row 138: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 13 sts
Row 139: K6, k2tog, yo, k5 – 13 sts 
Row 140: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 11 sts
Row 141: K1, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 11 sts
Row 142: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 12 sts
Row 143: K5, k2tog, yo, k5 – 12 sts 
Row 144: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end  – 10 sts
Row 145: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 10 sts
Row 146: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 11 sts
Row 147: K4, k2tog, yo, k5 – 11 sts 
Row 148: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 9 sts
Row 149: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 9 sts
Row 150: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 10 sts
Row 151: K3, k2tog, yo, k5 – 10 sts 
Row 152: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 8 sts
Row 153: K1, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1– 9 sts
Row 154: P1, pf&b, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 10 sts
Row 155: K2, k2tog, yo, k5 – 10 sts 
Row 156: Bind off 2 sts, p2tog, yo, purl to end – 8 sts

Bind off remaining 8 sts.
Block as desired.

Wandering Waves: Chart Two

Work through chart once. 8 stitches remain. 
Bind off and block as desired.


Design Copyright Erica Jackofsky • Fiddle Knits Designs 
All Rights Reserved • January 2009
For more information contact: Erica@FiddleKnits.com 
Model: Annalee Jackofsky / Photos: Erica Jackofsky