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Thin Edge of the Wedge

November 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches in 21 sts/4" after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
72x18 inches

This reversible asymmetrical double garter scarf is achieved by alternating strands of two colors, knit every row, using the ‘double point sliding technique’. Double garter stitch makes its fabric light and puffy, and working it in two closely related colors gives it rich color depth. The scarf is knit from the tip up, with increases on one side and slow decreases on another side, until desired size. The double point sliding technique is so called because on alternate rows, you slide stitches

to the opposite end of your double pointed or circular needle.

Free download for April 2015.


Originally offered by elann.com as a free pattern. Visit international.elann.com to see currently available free patterns.

Over the years elann.com has offered a variety of free patterns to showcase elann brand yarns – this was one of them. As elann’s new site, international.elann.com, develops, many of these longtime favorite designs will be re-formatted and made available for purchase. This will be a time-consuming process, which we hope to accomplish by the end of 2015, so we ask for your patience. 

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Approximately 72” in length by 18” in widest width, after blocking.


  • 400 m/436 yd of fingering weight 27-29 st/ 10 cm (4 in) yarn
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) 24” circular needle.
  • Slip stitch marker. GAUGE: 21 sts/4” after blocking, but gauge is not important.


  • The scarf is worked alternatively with strand A and strand B.

  • The slip stitch marker is placed close to the increase side as a reminder. Move slip stitch marker up as work progresses.