This is the perfect scarf for your first lace project.  This pattern is very detailed in its how-to's, showing you photos for how to create lace and how to fix mistakes.  Nothing about this is scary, and you'll have a pretty lace scarf when you're finished!  


Skills taught in this pattern:

  • Reading a lace chart
  • Following written lace directions
  • Making an SSK (and why you should care about it)
  • Knitting two together
  • Making a yarn over and recognize what it should look like
  • Fixing the lace if you make a mistake
  • Blocking lace


Pattern Info
Yarn: Choose any yarn you wish. Note that with any lace, a solid color yarn will likely show the pattern better.  The width of the scarf will depend on the weight of your yarn (heavier is wider).

This chart gives an estimate of the number of yards needed. The scarves in the pattern are all worsted-weight yarn, but if you would like another weight, estimated yardages are below. If you want to adjust the width, you may need to add or subtract yardage.

Weight of Yarn                              Yards Needed
Fingering (6 stitches per inch)         250 yds
Sport/DK (5.5 spi)                          180 yds
Worsted (5 spi)                               200 yds
Aran (4.5 spi)                                  220 yds
Bulky (3 to 3.5 spi)                         125 yards
Super Bulky (2 spi)                         115 yards

Needles: Use a needle that is two sizes higher than the size recommended for the yarn on the ball band.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers.

Photo by Cynthia Spencer

No-Fail Lace Scarf by Cynthia Spencer


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