Smooth Sailing by Brittany Schumaker

Smooth Sailing

March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch, worked flat, when stretched
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100 - 180 yards (91 - 165 m)
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Description: A super scrappy head scarf to keep your hair out of your face on those breezy summer days! Smooth Sailing can be worn a multitude of ways, and the textured garter stitch keeps knots securely in place!

Smooth Sailing is a long and skinny head scarf knit flat in garter stitch using scraps of yarn. Knit in ends as you go so you’re ready to wear immediately after binding-off!

This is a great pattern for you if:

  • You want a quick and mindless project for on-the-go knitting.
  • You need a good scrap busting project to cull your stash.
  • You enjoy practical and pretty summer accessories.

Construction: Smooth Sailing is knit flat in garter stitch.

Techniques: Garter Stitch.

Choosing your size: Your headscarf should be 10-12 in/25-30 cm longer than your head circumference when stretched as taut as you’d like to wear it.

Scraps of fingering weight yarn.

32 sts in 4”/10 cm - worked flat in garter stitch. Row gauge is not important.

Size 3 (3.25 mm) - straight or circular needles. Test knitters used sizes US2-US3.

100-200 yards/90-180 meters