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Sailor Stripe

from Universal Yarn
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sailor Stripe
Sailor Stripe
Sailor Stripe

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • k2tog (knit two together)
  • kfb (knit front and back)
  • psso (pass slipped stitch over)

Pattern Description:

Designed by Holly Priestley

This shawl is an oblong triangle shape comprised of 2 different sized panels. First, Panel 1 with lace detail is worked. Then stitches are picked up along the angled increase edge of Panel 1 and Panel 2 is worked on the bias.

Pattern is written and charted.

Yarn called for:
Universal Yarn Flax (100% linen; 50 g/137 yds)
102 Poppy (A) - 3 skeins
105 Natural (B) - 4 skeins

Sailor Stripe is also available as part of the Contrarian Shawls eBook.


20 sts x 28 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length: 60"
  • Width: 18"


  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

950 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fibra Natura Flax


102 Poppy and 105 Natural

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