Rothorn by Asimina Saranti


February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
591 - 610 yards (540 - 558 m)
One size
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The challenge for this project was to combine an array of colors, but with the limitation of using only very basic skills; no intarsia or fair-isle or mosaic knitting. In the search for ideas, I remembered reading the book from Wooly Thoughts, and that’s how I got my inspiration; using patchwork to play with geometry and shapes!

Rothorn is worked flat and uses only basic stitches. Each color is a separate piece that is then sewn together with the other pieces. This design is made to work with any of the Wollmeise Birdies Kits. The size is adjustable, as more pieces can be joined to make the shawl wider and/or longer.

The vibrant colors of the Rohrspatz & Wollmeise yarns really pop in this type of patchwork project, where many colors can be combined without a visual excess to the end result.

Instructions are given in written abbreviated form.

Tech editor: Olympia Driva (biokninja)
Photography & Graphic design: Asimina Saranti
Yarn support: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise 80/20 Twin Mini
(Fingering / 4 ply / 14 wpi / 80% Merino, 20% Polyamide)
(93 meters - 102 yards / 30 grams)

Colorway Men in Tights, including:

A: Dunkle Kirsche, 1 skein
B: Krokodil, 1 skein
C: Schwefel, 1 skein
D: Tutu Dark, 1 skein
E: Feldmaus, 1 skein
F: Q.E.D., 1 skein

or any Wollmeise Birdies Kit

4.5 mm / US 7 or size to obtain gauge


  • yarn needle
  • sewing pins (optional)

17 sts / 28 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in garter stitch

One Size

Width: 41 cm / 16 inches
Length: 144 cm / 57.5 inches

Skills Required/Techniques Used

  • Basic stitch patterns: garter stitch
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Working in rows
  • Seaming

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