Smooth Sailor


This is probably the one single thing that I have designed that makes me most proud – because Smooth Sailor is whatever you would like it to be: Put your arms through the holes and wear it as a shrug. Fold it lengthwise and pull one end through one of the holes, and it will turn into a cozy scarf. Stick your head through one of the openings and one arm through the other and it becomes an asymmetric poncho. Fold it in half such that both holes lie on top of each other and pull it over your head as a capelet.


The special 3-dimensional construction makes it all possible! Smooth Sailor is the perfect canvas for a beautiful handdyed laceweight, consisting of a plain stockinette body with a little ruffle added at the end. It also is a wonderful project to take on your vacation: Work the cast-on and the setup at home, and have a mindless and lightweight project to knit on in your deckchair. Smooth sailing!


This pattern was published in May 2016 as part of Strickmich! Club and is now available in Strickmich! Shop (also as a printed pattern) and on Ravelry.


Strickmich! Shop carries the beautiful yarn used for this pattern: Manos del Uruguay Marina, a stunning laceweight. We have a few skeins of the exclusive club color “Martina’s Berry Pie” in stock and offer them as Kits. Enjoy!