A scarf is a great accessory to add to your outfits. The Light and Lacey knit scarf is one you will want to try. This pattern will get you started on many projects for the cooler months ahead. The scarf is knit with larger than recommended needles to create open, airy stitches. With a 1 row repeat, you will be knitting it in no time. Just pick your yarn, grab needles at least 1 or 2 sizes larger and get ready to knit.
Choosing the right yarn really makes a difference. I chose a light weight yarn, Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake, 5.3 oz, 150g, 518 yds. Why? Because of the long gradient color changes that happen. When you pull from the center of the cake, and cast on the stitches and begin to knit the pattern, you can see the color changes slowly. With gradient yarn, I like to match the colors, so they are uniform, as you can see from the photos..
You will only knit half of the yarn. The pattern is adjustable, cast on more stitches for a wider scarf, even more for a wrap and knit up the entire cake of yarn. The sample shown was knit with size US10 straight needles, or use circular needles, 24 inches in length.
The scarf measures 6 ½ inches wide by 90 inches long, because of the light and airy feel to the scarf, I wanted it to be long. It is your discretion to knit as long as you like. Weigh the yarn with a kitchen scale before you begin, and then weigh the cake again to get to the 2.65 ounces remaining.
With the remainder of the cake, you can always knit another scarf, give as a gift to a best friend, make one for a child (mommy & me matching), or give to a charity to the less fortunate. Either way, 2 scarves for 1 price not bad. So here we go for the instructions.
Yarn, 250 yards worsted, light worsted, #3 or #4 size yarn, Sample used Lion Brand Shawl in a Cake
US10 Knitting needles, straight or circular
Removable Stitch Marker, or small piece of contrast yarn
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
YO – Yarn Over
K2Tog – Knit 2 Together
BO – Bind Off
Using Long Tail, Cast on 24 stitches ( or use Knitted Cast on if you prefer)
Knit 2 rows
Now for the lacey element:
Knit 3, *YO, K2Tog, repeat until you have 3 stitches left, K3, turn
Repeat the last row until almost out of yarn. Knit 2 rows, then bind of loosely. Weave in ends
There you go, a nice and easy scarf pattern that is light and lacey. You will be making these in no time. Take your time to get comfortable with the yo, k2tog.
As a reminder, you will have 3 (K) stitches on both edges and 9 (yo, k2tog) clusters in between the knit stitches.
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Written pattern copyright Kathy Bartholomew © 2018. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern. You may sell items made from the pattern. Photos are property of YarnKat and Kathy Bartholomew.