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Free Knit Pattern - Lace Scarf

A luscious scarf with only two balls.
The scarf is super soft and drapey.
Closeup of one end of scarf above.

Madeira Cascade
Kid Merino Lace Scarf

Finished size: 9" x 60"

[See another Kid Merino Lace Scarf pattern here, an easier one to knit.]

MATERIALS: 2 balls Crystal Palace Yarns Kid Merino Yarn, 25 grm (234 yds). Color #204, natural

Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:  
     9" Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:  size 7.

GAUGE: 5.5 sts 1" in lace pattern. Take time to check the gauge.
Kid Merino is held double throughout the knitting.


psso: Pass slip stitch over
sl1:  slip 1 stitch
yo:  yarn over
tog:  together

Note: This scarf is knit in two pieces, from the ends to the center back, where the two pieces are grafted together.

SCARF:  Cast on 45 sts VERY loosely. Begin pattern stitch.

Pattern Stitch:

Row 1:  (right side): Knit.

Row 2:  (and all wrong-side rows): Purl.

Row 3:  K2, * k1, yo, k8, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k8, yo; repeat from *, end k3.

Row 5:  K2, * k2, yo, k7, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k7, yo, k1; repeat from *, end k3.

Row 7:  K2, k2 tog, * yo, k1, yo, k6, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k6, yo, k1 yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso); repeat from * to last 4 sts, end yo, (sl1, k1, psso), k2.

Row 9:  K2, * k4, yo, k5, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k5, yo, k3; repeat from *, end k3.

Row 11:  K2, * k1, yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso), yo, k1, yo, k4, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k4, yo, k1, yo (sl1, k2tog, psso), yo; repeat from *, end k3.

Row 13:  K2, * k6, yo, k3, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k3, yo, k5: repeat from *, end k3.

Row 15:  K2, k2tog, * yo, k1, yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso), yo, k1, yo, k2, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k2, [yo, k1, yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso)] twice; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end yo, (sl1, k1, psso), K2.
Note for Row 15: On your 2nd time working between the *'s, drop the last "(sl 1, k2 tog, psso)" and work the last 4 sts as stated.

Row 17:  K2, * k8, yo, k1, (sl1, k2tog, psso), k1, yo, k7; repeat from *, end k3.

Row 19:  K2, * [k1, yo, (sl1, k2tog, psso), yo] 5 times; repeat from *, end k3.

Row 20:  Purl

Repeat these 20 rows nine more times.
Place these stitches on a holder.

Cast on 45 sts and knit second half exactly as first half.

Graft together the two halves of the scarf, using the Kitchener stitch.

Wash or dampen thoroughly and block (DO NOT STEAM TO BLOCK). Pin scarf to large towel and let dry.

(These directions will produce a scarf approximately 60" long. For a longer or shorter scarf, change the number of repeats of pattern, but always end with line 20 of pattern.)


Designed by Melanie Lewis, Berkeley, California
Knit by Yvonne Ahoy
copyright 1998-2004 Crystal Palace Yarns - this pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or guild use.

2004 Crystal Palace Yarns

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