This is a great beginner lace pattern - the stitch pattern is easily memorized and it will introduce you to the fundamentals of knitting lace. It is worked using a fingering weight yarn, but can be done with a lace weight or heavier yarn as well.
Materials:Fingering weight yarn, 100 grams approx 400 m to make a scarf that is approximatley 78” (200 cm) in length and 5” (12 cm) wide. **Note** Before blocking the scarf measured 61” and 5” wide! Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4)
K2tog knit 2 stitches together (decreases 1 stitch)
ssk slip 1 st as if to knit, slip 1 st as if to knit; slip left needle in the back of these 2 stitches and knit them off together (decreases 1 stitch)
YO yarn over needle (creates a stitch)
Cast on 42 stitches. Knit 6 rows.
With yarn in front of your needle slip the first stitch as if to purl. Take yarn to the back and continue in pattern (knit 2 stitches)
EVERY row begins in this way, giving a nice edge to your work
Row 1: Slip one, knit 2, [K2tog) 3x, (YO k1) 6x, (ssk) 3x] repeat this sequence 2 times and then end with knit 3.
Row 2 and 3: Knit, remembering to slip the first stitch
Row 4: Slip one, knit 2 purl to last 3 stitches, knit 3
Repeat these 4 rows until only a small amount of yarn remains. Knit 6 rows and cast off. Darn in ends.
Block (this is very important with this pattern and all lace) by soaking in lukewarm water and a small amount of Eucalan (or other gentle wool wash product). Soak for at leart 20 minutes, squeeze out excess water and then roll in a towel to remove more water. Lay flat to dry using your hands to shape and smooth the scarf.
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