Crafts, Friendship, Knitting

Free Knitting Pattern! Super-Easy Lace Scarf

Newsflash, all!  Knitting isn’t rocket science.  It’s OK to try things you’ve not tried before (in the knitting world, no-one will die if your brilliant idea is a dud), and it’s OK to make mistakes.  We’ve all been there, trust me.  Me, perhaps, more than most, in life, if not in kntting.

I love to knit scarves and shawls.  I love to keep the people I love warm (even when it turns out, my efforts appear to have been wasted, and perhaps they didn’t deserve my love.  But, hey, whatever, right?  I meant well at the time.  Their loss.)

So, herewith, a two-row, simple lace scarf pattern that you can use for a scarf, or in a wider width as a wrap, or as a panel in an afghan, or, all on its own as an afghan, or whatever you like.  It’s easy-peasy, I promise.

I encourage you to look at old-timey knitting books such as Mary Thomas’s Book of Knitting Patterns (thanks to my knitting aunties, I have an early edition), and at things like 365 Days of Knitting Pattern Calendars, and find out how each pattern works.  When you see one you like, think of something to do with it, even if it’s something as simple as a plain scarf.  That’s how this pattern came to be.  You can do it!  Promise.

If you try it, and you get stuck, let me know.  If you see a pattern you like, and you’re having difficulty, let me know.  I’m here to help.

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4 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern! Super-Easy Lace Scarf”

  1. Lovely pattern, one that’ll be easy to pick up and put down – and not too much concentration required once you’ve got going. Thank you.

    1. There are ten stitches in each repeat. The “repeats” are the stitches between the asterisks, hence, “repeat from *.*” The final k1 (if you were thinking of it as part of the repeat) is the last stitch of the row, not the eleventh stitch of the repeat. It exists only to make a finished edge on the right-side row, otherwise your last stitch would be a “yarn over” which would be awkward.

      The repeat itself is ten stitches: Knit 1 (stitch 1); yo (stitch 2); k3 (stitches 3, 4, 5); slip1, k2tog, psso (stitch 6); k3 (stitches 7,8,9); yo (stitch 10).

      Does that help?

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