Lace Stripe Scarf (Free Knitting Pattern)

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Worked in stripes of garter stitch alternated with a simple lace pattern, this scarf is a fast, fun knit—and the perfect first project for a beginning knitter — or any knitter who wants to try lace for the first time. You don’t even need to read a chart! My test knitter for this design, Muriel Correa, is a beginning knitter with just about a year of experience under her needles. She reported to me that this project was easy and enjoyable. Of course, you don’t have to be a beginner to love a quick knit. This scarf would make a great last-minute handmade gift. And if you want a longer scarf, buy an extra skein of yarn and just keep knitting!
Excerpted with permission from Wendy Knits Lace: Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistible Everyday Lace.

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Step 1

Skill Level
One size
Finished Measurements(excluding fringe)
48" x 10" (122cm x 25.5cm)unblocked, 70" x 10" (178cm x 25.5cm) blocked
4 stitches = 1" (2.5cm) unblocked in garter stitch
US size 8 (5mm), or size needed to attain gauge
2 skeins Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 100% superwash Australian merino, 3.2 oz (90g), 225 yd(206m), Lapis DK, Light Worsted

Step 2

Measure and cut 108 pieces of yarn that are each 22" (56cm) long. Set these pieces of yarn aside for the fringe, which you will attach after you finish knitting the scarf.

Step 3

Using the Lace Cast-On, cast on 42 stitches. Work as follows:
Rows 1–6: Knit across.
Rows 7 and 9: K1, [yo, k2tog] to the last stitch, k1.
Rows 8 and 10: K1, [yo, p2tog] to the last stitch, k1.
Repeat rows 1–10 until the scarf measures 48" (122cm) long. Knit 6 rows plain. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

Step 4

Steam block or wet block your Scarf to the finished measurements.

Step 5

Attach the Fringe
Divide the 108 pieces of yarn into 18 groups of 6 strands each. You will attach 9 groups of fringe to each short end of the scarf (the cast-on and bound-off rows).
To attach fringe to 1 end of the scarf, fold 1 group of 6 yarn strands in half. Using a crochet hook, pull the yarn (at the fold) about 1" (2.5cm) or so through a stitch at 1 corner. Next, pass the ends of the fringe through this loop, and pull the loop tight against the scarf edge. Repeat this process at the other corner of the scarf end. In the same manner, attach another group of yarn strands halfway between the 2 corners. You now have 3 groups of fringe attached. Attach the remaining 6 groups of yarn strands between the center and the side edges of the scarf, spacing the yarn evenly, for a total of 9 sets of fringe attached. Repeat this process at the other end of the scarf.
Excerpted with permission from Wendy Knits Lace: Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistible Everyday Lace.

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