Knowing the ropes is key to becoming a good sailor and this week, one hundred and forty-eight of the very best in the world are gathered right here to compete for medals as Toronto hosts the 2015 Pan Am Games. For the first time ever, Lake Ontario will come alive with a fleet of flashy watercraft skimming across the water at record speeds and the viewing is free, just pick a spot along the shore and catch one of the ten exciting events scheduled during the week. If you feel inspired by the natty sailing crowd and the crisp nautical styles, Sirdar just happens to have a summer collection of designs that will fit right in-
Don’t rock the boat………. A true classic like this v neck pullover trimmed with nautical striping will stand the test of time with a look that is always fresh. Knit in Cotton Rich Aran, a soft cosy cotton/acrylic blend in eight mariner shades. A sleeveless version is also available. Strawbs, Fresh Cream and Herb (shown above).
Anchors aweigh………… Keep the whole family dry and comfortable in a Guernsey-inspired pullover, a style that dates back to the 17th century, originally worn by fishermen along the British coast. This Sirdar design has sizes starting from four years and up with a choice of four different necklines to boot. Strawbs, Marin, Fresh Cream and Double Denim (shown above).
From stem to stern……….. This striking pullover will keep your interest piqued as you navigate your knitting needles in a multitude of directions through bobbles, lace and cables. Bay Grey (shown above).
Learning the ropes………… There are at least ten essential knots a sailor must learn, and for knitters, countless cables that twist and intertwine as on this kimono sleeve jacket. Blush and Fresh Cream (shown above).