Scarves by the dozen (12) – Wedges

The Wedges scarf was knit for my former Low German blog and came together with my original pattern. Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to translate it into English yet. For the last ten days there has been a little problem that required my attention (read: recurrent flooding of the basement, I’m glad it was only the drain 💧and not the sewers 💩).

Yarn is Red Heart Sport Socks Color (#00001) in beige and Gründl Hot Socks Country (#35) in blue and green, 100 grams each, 2.5 mm needles.


13 thoughts on “Scarves by the dozen (12) – Wedges

  1. Fun! Must try something like that. Do you start with the width, reduce then pic up and reduce? Love all these scarves of yours. Do you keep them for yourself or are they gifts?

    • I start with the width and knit short rows like with the Wingspan scarf. All stitches stay on the needle, no need to pick up for the second wedge. I recommend circulars because you have to slide everything over after completing a wedge and then start the next one from the other side. The translation of the pattern may take me a little while but hopefully it’ll be ready by January. – So far I have kept all of my scarves.

        • I’ve only got a Low German version so far, that might be difficult. 😉 Start with picking up 60 stitches, knit back. For the next row knit 57 stitches, turn (or wrap & turn if you don’t want the small holes), knit back. When you have used up all the stitches this way, do not break yarn, slide everything to the other side and knit the next wedge the same way (first and second row over all 60 stitches) with second colour. After the second wedge is complete, slide over and continue with first colour. When you have finished the last wedge, knit across the width and bind off. Does that make sense to you? – When you look at the second picture, the first wedge on the right connects differently to the second than the following ones. I did something different there which I’ll have to find out yet (purled the second wedge?). Maybe you’ll want to knit a small sample first with fewer stitches. I have slipped every first stitch with the exception of the first row in each wedge (after changing colours) which I knit. You can get narrower wedges if you leave more stitches on the needle before turning. Oh, and I put both balls into one tight bag and pulled the yarn out from the inside of the ball to avoid tangling as much as possible. Good luck!

          • Hehe, Low German could be a problem. Interesting, though! Iirc there are often more words that are close to Norwegian?
            To hole or not to hole, that’s the question! They could be seen as a design feature…and yes, it made perfect sense. It was more or less as I had imagined, but a bit more accurate. 😁 A project for when I’m done with Christmas knitting, I think. Thank you!

          • You’re welcome! I can read some Swedish because a lot of the words come from Low German. A couple of Norwegian words look familiar too. Dutch is also easy to read, it’s very close to ‘Nedertysk’.

          • Ja…nedertysk is not a difficult word to understand, though we call it lavtysk (means the same). And I can also read quite a bit of Dutch. Instruction leaflets have always been fun to read! (Yes, I’m weird).

  2. That’s a great pattern, and I’d say it would definitely be worth your while to write up and translate it into English. I’d love to see that in bright colours: say black, bright orange and hot pink, or emerald, blue and turquoise.

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