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A simple lace knit scarf made in a luxurious yarn
Perfect for anyone who has limited experience knitting a lace pattern, this scarf is much easier to make than it looks. Made with just one skein of a fine luxurious yarn and using only 4 rows of pattern, you can make a lightweight but warm lace scarf for yourself or as a special gift.
Using just one 120g skein the scarf measures 36cm (14") x 165cm (65")

Posted by Julia N from Coventry, England, United Kingdom • Published See Julia N's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a shawl. Simple Lace Knit Scarf - Step 1
    Step 1

    Easy Knit's beautiful yarn comes in a skein so the first thing to do is wind it into a ball. Once that's done you are ready to knit.
    For this pattern the abbreviations are:
    k - knit, p - purl
    yfwd - yarn forward
    ssk - slip 2 stitches then knit the third
    k2tog - knit 2 together
    s1 - slip 1
    psso - pass slip stitch over

  • How to make a shawl. Simple Lace Knit Scarf - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using 6mm knitting needles cast on 61 stitches.
    Work the lace pattern as follows:
    Row 1: k1 *(yfwd,ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog yfwd) twice, k1. rep from * to end
    Row 2: purl
    Row 3: k2 * yfwd, ssk, yfwd, s1 , k2tog psso, yfwd, k2tog, yfwd, k3 rep from * ending last repeat with k2
    Row 4: purl
    Continue repeating these 4 pattern rows until your scarf is the desired length or you run out of yarn.

  • How to make a shawl. Simple Lace Knit Scarf - Step 3
    Step 3

    As lace patterns go this is really simple but you do need to concentrate. Take your time, especially at the beginning. With lacey knit is very hard to undo if you go wrong. Take particular care when you are purling into the yfwd from the row below, don't miss any. Early on I recommend stopping after each row to count, make sure you still have 61 stitches.
    Once you done about a foot of knitting you will be so familiar with the pattern you'll have it memorised.
    I recommend using a row counter throughout as it's hard to tell if you are about to do a row 1 or row 3.

  • How to make a shawl. Simple Lace Knit Scarf - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once your knitting is complete, block it. Simple dampen the scarf and then spread it out on a towel or two to dry. Spread it as evenly as you can, especially the edges.

  • How to make a shawl. Simple Lace Knit Scarf - Step 5
    Step 5

    Weave in the ends and your scarf is complete. This lovely yarn is fingering weight (or 4ply) and so when worked on quite large needles the finished scarf is light and airy, but still warm and cosy.

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