22.5 Degrees by Martina Behm

22.5 Degrees

November 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
550 - 570 yards (503 - 521 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I love the look of variegated sockyarn, especially Wollmeise, in simple garter stitch. And I love a little something around my neck when it’s cold. So I invented this pretty and practical scarf-shawl-hybrid: It is shaped as a very wide triangle with 22.5-degree-angles at the tips (rather than the usual 45 degrees). It can be wrapped around several times and tightened with a knot – so it will not leave you, even if it’s only 22.5 degrees (Fahrenheit, that is!) outside. A scalloped edge adds a little unexpected frill, but is optional. A very relaxing but interesting knit to enjoy every inch of your beloved Wollmeise.

I used almost one entire skein (142 g) of Wollmeise (about 550 yards) so if you want to substitute yarns, you will need about 550-570 yards of yarn just to be sure. If you want to use less, you will have to work fewer repeats and end up with a smaller sized scarf.

When downloading the pattern, you can choose between the English the German and the Spanish version (thanks a lot to karinamaza for the translation!).

I have uploaded a little instructional video on how to work the scalloped edge here.

P. S.: If you are not so fond of the scallops and looking for an alternative border, you might want to check out my Sharky-Pie pattern, in which I provide instructions for a funky shark-tooth-edging that takes just two rows to knit!