A large, lightweight scarf is the penultimate accessory for summer; whether you stay in one place for the whole season or travel to the corners of the earth, summertime is simplified by having one great piece that serves a multitude of functions. This simple design with two options—each in two sizes (petite/large)—is a great example. Knit in a soft silk/linen blend as shown with stripes that are worked right into the fabric, it can be tied and retied in any configuration from head scarf to wrap skirt to beach towel. The pattern is so simple to work that a beginner can take it on with confidence, yet the dramatic results will satisfy any knitter.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Fresh Lace, Hempshaugh Lace, or Chebris Lace, indigodragonfly Linen Silk, Sincere Sheep Vernal, Anzula Breeze, Handmaiden Fine Yarn Lino, SpaceCadet Thebe, or any heavy lace yarn with approximately 190 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: either version: 12(18) inches wide and 60(72) inches long (blocked)
Yarn Requirements: 575(1100) yards
Gauge: 23 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (knit flat, unblocked)
Needles: size 3US (3.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge; 32 inch circular needles and spare DPNs will be required for “Ship” version