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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


Finished Size

6 x 76 inches


  • 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.


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.


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.


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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