Apricot Lace Scarf

Accessorize this summer with the delicately intricate Apricot Lace Scarf. Featuring an intermediate lace pattern, this airy scarf is ideal for adding a pop of summer color without having it be too thick for the heat.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 12.5” x 95”, relaxed after blocking

Gauge: 15 stitches x 17 rows = 4” in Hawa lace pattern 

Materials

Yarn: Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Silk Lace (50% silk, 50% merino; 550 yards [503 meters]/50 grams): Apricot (1 skein)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular knitting needles
Notions: Blocking material (Rust-proof T-pins, blocking mat, blocking wires, etc.)

Abbreviations

K2tog: Knit two sts together
K3tog: Knit three sts together
P2tog: Purl two sts together
P2tog-b: Purl two sts together through back loop
P3tog: Purl three sts together
SKP: Slip one st, knit next st, pass the slipped st over knit st
Sl1-k2tog-psso: Slip one st, knit next 2 sts together, pass the slipped st over knit st
{}, (): Repeat the group of sts inside these brackets as instructed

Pattern Notes

The scarf is worked back and forth in a lace pattern. The lace edge on one side of the scarf is worked along with the main body. This scarf has a distinct right and wrong side. It has stitch patterns on both sides with variable stitch count.
Scarf length can be changed by altering the number of pattern row repeats. To change the width of the scarf, work the 10 stitch pattern repeat within {} brackets as required.

Pattern

Cast on 45 stitches using knitted cast on and purl one row.
Row 1 (RS): K4, {skp, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1} twice, skp, yo, k6, (yo, k1, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, yo, k4.
Row 2 (WS): K4, yo, k5, (yo, p2tog, k1) twice, yo, k4, p1, {p2tog, yo, p2, yo, p1, p2tog, p3} twice, p2tog, yo, p5.
Row 3: K4, {skp, yo, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1} twice, skp, yo, k6, (yo, k1, k2tog) twice, yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4.
Row 4: K4, yo, k3, yo, p3tog, yo, k3, (yo, p2tog, k1) twice, yo, k4, p1, {p2tog, yo, p2, yo, p3, p2tog, p1} twice, p2tog, yo, p5.
Row 5: K4, {skp, yo, k2, skp, k3, yo, k1} twice, skp, yo, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, k4.
Row 6: K2tog, k3, yo, p2tog, k1, p2tog-b, yo, k1, yo, p2tog, k1, p2tog-b, (yo, k1, p2tog) twice, k4, p1, {p2tog, yo, p2, yo, p3, p2tog-b, p1} twice, p2tog, yo, p5.
Row 7: K4, {skp, yo, k2, yo, skp, k4} twice, skp, yo, k6, (yo, skp, k1) twice, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, k2tog.
Row 8: K2tog, k3, yo, p2tog, k3, p2tog-b, (yo, k1, p2tog-b) twice, yo, k2tog, k3, p1, {p2tog, yo, p4, p2tog-b, p1, yo, p1} twice, p2tog, yo, p5.
Row 9: K4, {skp, (yo, k2) twice, skp, k2} twice, skp, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, skp, (k1, yo, skp) twice, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog.
Row 10: K2tog, k3, yo, p3tog, (yo, k1, p2tog-b) twice, yo, k2tog, k3, p1, {p2tog, yo, p2, p2tog-b, p3, yo, p1} twice, p2tog, yo, p5.
Row 11: K4, {skp, yo, k2, yo, k3, k2tog, k1} twice, skp, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, skp, k1, yo, skp, k2, yo, k3, k2tog.
Row 12: K2tog, k3, yo, k1, (yo, p2tog, k1) twice, yo, k4, p1, {p2tog, yo, p2, p2tog, p3, yo, p1} twice, p2tog, yo, p5.
Repeat rows 1 to 12, a total of 34 times.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block well. yarn ball

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