Sail by elen brandt
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Sail

Knitting
August 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
0 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
325 - 1000 yards (297 - 914 m)
N/A
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

As always - my gratitude to my friends as Auburn Needleworks

A SAIL is a slightly asymmetrical triangle that powers a water vehicle (which could be you if you are properly hydrated) or something that works as either a shawl or scarf. Sail is elegant in its simplicity and designed with an I-cord edge - to hold it strong and give it a finished appearance.

I designed this for myself – I prefer a larger flowing shawl/scarf that is really easy to make, large enough to be useful, and most of all - wonderful to wrap up in. The main pattern consists of a mere 3 lines - easy.

Use any yarn you like (from lace weight to DK) and then use a needle size at least 2 sizes bigger than the one suggested. The samples were done on US 10 1/2 circulars.

The flow, like that in the ocean, is important here. To keep the knitted object from going too “ loosey goosey”, the edges are created as a form of I-cord – it holds the interior in place, but still allows for a flowing feel.

NOTE: You use as much yarn as you have or want – but the best effect requires at least 325 yards - but you are only limited by your ambition.

p.s. The pattern is as free as the wind!