Sailor Scarf by Nancy Cavender
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Sailor Scarf

Knitting
January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in Flag Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 191 yards (160 - 175 m)
One size fits all - scarf is about 45" long.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The basic design of this scarf was developed for sailors in the navy in the late 1800s. The ribbing along the back of the neck keeps the scarf in place and fits nicely under a collar.

The flag motif on this scarf represents the key means for communication between boats, and from boats to land, before the time when radios were used. This scarf uses a modified flag stitch from Knitting from the Netherlands.