Lacy scarf

Lacy scarf

This pretty lace scarf can be worn in many different ways.

The colour migration is stunning, and the effect is enhanced by the migration from garter to lace. This scarf is much easier to make than it looks.

You’ll need

  • 4mm needles
  • 1 x 135g ball MoYa Opal

Abbreviations

c/o – cast on; k – knit; k2tog – knit two together (decrease); k2togtbl – knit two together through the back loop (decrease); kfb – knit through the front and the back loop (increase); p – purl; psso – pass slipped stitch over; slk – slip the next st purl-wise; st – stitch (sts)

Stitch patterns

Garter straight
Row 1: slk1, kfb, k until 3 sts remain, k2tog, p1
Row 2: slk1, k until 1 st remains, p1

Lace straight
Row 1: slk1, kfb, (yo, k2tog) until 3 sts remain, k2tog, p1
Row 2: slk1, k until 1 st remains, p1

To make

Increase section
Using 4mm needles, c/o 3 sts.
Row 1: slk1, kfb, p1: 4 sts
Row 2: slk1, kfb, k1, p1: 5 sts
Row 3: slk1, kfb, k until 1 st remains, p1
Repeat row 3 until you have 48 rows, 51 sts.

Straight section
1 Do 2 rows of Lace Straight.
2 Do 30 rows of Garter Straight.
3 Do 4 rows of Lace Straight.
4 Do 28 rows of Garter Straight.
5 Do 6 rows of Lace Straight.
6 Do 26 rows of Garter Straight.
7 Do 8 rows of Lace Straight.
8 Do 24 rows of Garter Straight.
9 Do 10 rows of Lace Straight.
10 Do 22 rows of Garter Straight.
11 Do 12 rows of Lace Straight.
12 Do 20 rows of Garter Straight.
13 Do 14 rows of Lace Straight.
14 Do 18 rows of Garter Straight.
15 Do 16 rows of Lace Straight.
16 Do 16 rows of Garter Straight.
17 Do 18 rows of Lace Straight.
18 Do 14 rows of Garter Straight.
19 Do 20 rows of Lace Straight.
20 Do 12 rows of Garter Straight.
21 Do 22 rows of Lace Straight.
22 Do 10 rows of Garter Straight.
23 Do 24 rows of Lace Straight.
24 Do 8 rows of Garter Straight.
25 Do 26 rows of Lace Straight.
26 Do 6 rows of Garter Straight.
27 Do 28 rows of Lace Straight.

Decrease section
Row 1: slk1, k2togtbl, k until 1 st remains, p1
Repeat row 1 until you have 3 sts left
Last Row: slk1, k2tog, psso, cut your working yarn, thread the tail through the last st to bind off.
Weave in all the tails and wet block the scarf to open the lace.

PATTERN: HILDA STEYN PHOTO: DYLAN SWART

Magazine issue date: September, 2018

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