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the return of wedgette

For those of you working on wedgette, I have decided to present the bodice numbers in a diagrammatic way, well, like a worksheet, before I write them out.


With RS facing, pick up 172(196-220-244-264-288-312)sts along top edge of “skirt”. First row – K 43(49-55-61-66-72-78)sts, place marker, k 86(98-110-122-132-144-156)sts, place marker, k remaining 43(49-55-61-66-72-78)sts  Knit 4 more rows. Buttohole row –  knit 6, bo 2 sts, knit to end.  Knit the next row, and cast on 2 sts over bound off 2. Knit 3 rows. Next row (WS) – K 6 sts and place them on a holder. K to last 6 sts, place last 6 on a holder. Change to st st and work 4 rows straight begin neckline shaping.

Neckline shaping 

Dec row (RS)- k3, k2 tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, k3. 

Repeat  dec row every 6th row 2(3-0-0-0-0-0) times.

Then, Repeat  dec row every 8th row 9(9-12-13-13-13-14) times.

(Meanwhile you will be shaping the armholes, and later the shoulders.)

When piece measures 2.75(3-3.25-3.5-3.75-4-4.25)” from top of skirt, ending with a wrong side row it’s time to separate the fronts from the back. Directions assume you are working one section at a time.



. turn, begin armhole shaping.

Bind off at  armhole 4 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts 1(1-2-3-4-5-6) times. Dec one st (following neckline necks as a model) 3(5-6-7-8-9-10) times

When piece measures 7(7.5-8-8.5-9-9.5-10)” from beg of armhole shaping, begin shoulder shaping. (You may still be shaping the neckline).


Shoulder shaping

Bind off at shoulder edge, 3(5-5-5-6-7-8) sts 2(1-4-2-4-1-1) time(s), then  4(4-0-6-0-6-7)sts 2(3-0-2-0-3-3) times.



With RS facing, join yarn to back and work armhole shaping at each edge.  Work shoudler shaping at each shoulder as described above.



With RS facing, join yarn to left front and work armhole shaping at beg of RS rows. (Continuse with neckline shaping as well). Work shoulder shaping at beg of RS rows as described above.



With smaller needles (2 sizes smaller) and WS facing, slip sts for right front holder to needle. Join yarn, p1, k1 (m1p, k1) 3 times, p1 – 9 sts. Work 1/1 rib  for the same # of rows as the front edge.

Trick – work the rib until you think it’s about right. Don’t’ bind off. Sew it to the front using the mattress st – one full st in and taking one row at a time. When you get to the top adjust the # of rib rows as you complete the sewing and bind off. For the left band, begin with RS facing, join yarn, k1, p1 (m1k, p1) 3 times, k1. 

5 thoughts on “the return of wedgette

  1. No comments?? how about HOORAY!
    Of course, I haven’t actually cast on for this yet, but I have been watching them grow on Ravelry and can’t wait to see the finished product. YAY!

  2. I love your patterns! I have bought Vol. 3 and am working on #8 Linear in a most attractive Aussie alpaca yarn. I am a knitter from way bacj but there are a couple of instructions I am unable to follow.
    1) Is the short row wrap stich meant as a decrease? I do not understand it from your instructions – I would appreciate an explanation. Since you do not give #’s of stiches after the wraps – I am confused.
    2) What is a wyif with a slip 2 do? Do you put the yarn in front take the two slipped stiches and knit them together? It then becames a decrease – isa this what you intend?

    I would really like some help since I’d like to get the rest of your
    books but cannot make sense of these instructions .. Thank you

  3. Dr. Sherry,

    1. For a short row wrap it’s the point were you turnaround and go back to the beginning marker. It’s not a decrease, when you knit the following row you will pick up the wrapped stitch and knit it with the stitch that you wrapped it around.(check glossary)
    2. With yarn in front(wyif) slip 2 stitches and continue, don’t knit them together. Just do as the instructions read and you will see the the pattern evolve eventually.
    You are reading too much into the pattern, just do as it is written.

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