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Zephyr Lace Scarf

This scarf, loaded with lace and texture that looks deceptively complex, is simple and fun to knit.

Design by Tabetha Hedrick

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Size

6 x 76 inches

Materials

  • Fingering weight yarn* (462 yds/100g per hank): 1 hank kindling #24912
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

*Sample project was completed with Stroll Tonal (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon) from Knit Picks.

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Zephyr Lace pat.

Exact gauge is not critical to this project.

Feel free to adjust for your own preferred width/length.

Pattern Stitches

Feather Border (multiple of 9 sts + 6)

Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Purl across.

Row 2 (RS): K4, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.

Row 4: K3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k3.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.

Zephyr Lace (even number of sts)

Row 1: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rep Row 1 for pat.

Scarf

First end

Cast on 33 sts.

Work [Rows 1-4 of Feather Border pat] 3 times.

Dec row (WS): K1, k2tog, knit to end -- 32 sts.

Knit 4 rows, ending with a WS row.

Main section

Work even in Zephyr Lace pat until piece measures approx 56 inches (unblocked), ending with a RS row.

2nd end

Knit 4 rows.

Inc row (WS): K1, knit in front and back of next st, knit to end -- 33 sts.

Beg with Row 4, work 12 rows of Feather Border pat.

Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash scarf and pin to finished measurements to stretch out the lace pat; do not remove pins until fabric is completely dry.

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