We analyze long-distance contributions to the K → ππ amplitudes relevant for the ∆I = 1/2 selection rule in the framework of the 1/Nc expansion. We use a modified prescription for the identification of meson momenta in the chiral loop corrections to gain a consistent matching with the short-distance part. Our approach involves a separation of non-factorizable and factorizable 1/Nc corrections. Along these lines we calculate the one-loop contributions from the lowest order lagrangian. Our main result is an additional enhancement of the ∆I = 1/2 channel amplitude which we find in good agreement with experiment.