Ocean Waves KAS Block by Diana Troldahl

Ocean Waves KAS Block

November 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
shell stitch
6.0 mm (J)
60 - 65 yards (55 - 59 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Block designed for the Knit A Square Knit-A-Long
featured on Another Long Yarn.

The beautiful yarn color Kirsty Clarke donated for this block is called “Oceanic”.

This wavy shell stitch reminded me of the oceans our blocks travel to get to their destination. The deep waters separate our continents, but also connect us across the world.

This is a fairly standard shell stitch pattern I adapted from one of the Harmony guides to make an eight-inch block. The slight wave at the top will disappear when it is joined to the other blocks using the final single-crochet row.

Yarn: 1 ounce/29 grams (about 61 yards/56 meters) Wharfedale Woolworks Dales Aran weight in ‘Oceanic’ colourway. generously donated by Kirsty Clarke of www.wharfedalewoolworks.folksy.com and www.woolworks.coriandr.com

Crochet Hook: US size ‘J’ (6 mm) or hook needed to obtain a nice fabric with your yarn. Information on using different weights of yarn is included in the directions.

Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet. See abbreviations page 2.