Saltum scarf by Gretha Mensen

Saltum scarf

Knitting
April 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in ridge pattern, blocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
809 - 908 yards (740 - 830 m)
86.6” (220 cm) length x 9.9“ (25 cm) width, size is adjustable.
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A beach in Denmark called “Saltum,” a gathering with friends, and a special yarn purchase all came together to inspire this design. Its eyelets evoke the waves rolling onto the shore at Saltum and its ridges suggest the ripples in the sand left by those waves. 

Knit in a soft, airy yarn, this accessory is warm but weighs little, so you can put it in your purse when not in use. The pattern, which is both fully written out and charted, has a pleasing rhythm and lends itself to any variations you may wish to make in the sequence and number of ridge and eyelet elements.


YARN
Lamana Como (100% Merino wool), 25 gr-131yds/120m). 7 balls, 853yds/780m used.
or
Önling No.2 (100% Pure Wool), 25 gr-131yds/120m).

Both yarns and colors are identical. Scarf sample: Lamana Como in color 42M.
This yarn is very airy and listed as Sport/DK weight despite it’s meterage.

Or any sport weight yarn: approx. 809-908yds (740-830m).

MATERIALS
US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles.
Optional: crochet CO (3.25 mm) crochet hook, or approx. 2 sizes down your needle size.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
In ridge pattern (21 stitches x 48 rows), blocked = 4” (10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all but will affect final size and yardage.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
From (smallest) tip to (smallest) tip approx. 86.6” (220 cm) length x 9.9“ (25 cm) width.

ADJUSTMENTS
Size is adjustable.


If you purchase both Saltum patterns (scarf and shawl), you will receive €1.50 discount. Previous purchases will be counted toward this promotion.