Island Fern Lace Scarf

Island Fern Lace Scarf

Both sides of this scarf are equally charming. The lace pattern is easy to work up for a quick knit scarf to wear on summer nights.

Time: 30 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Width = 7″ / [43 cm] width x 76″ / [193 cm] length

Gauge: 22 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking


Fine weight yarnYarn: Plymouth Yarns Yakima (85% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Yak; 384 yards [351 meters]/100 grams): #208 Pine (1 ball)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” straight

Notions: Tapestry needle


Sl1pp – slip 1 purlwise

Pattern Notes

Chart does not include the WS rows. In addition, it does not show the 3 sts in garter stitch at the beginning and end of each row.


CO 38 sts.

Rows 1-8: Sl1pp, knit.

Start lace pattern (chart).

Row 1: Sl1pp, k2, yo, (ssk, p5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) 3 times, end with ssk, k3.

Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Sl1pp, k2, knit the knits, purl the purls and yarn overs until last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Sl1pp, k3, (yo, ssk, p3, k2tog, yo, k3) 3 times, end with k4.

Row 5: Sl1pp, k3, (k1, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k4) 3 times, end with k4.

Row 7: Sl1pp, k2, k2tog, (yo, k1, yo, ssk, p5, k2tog) 3 times, end with yo, k3.

Row 9: Sl1pp, k3, (k3, yo, ssk, p3, k2tog, yo) 3 times, end with k4.

Row 11: Sl1pp, k3, (k4, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k1) 3 times, end with k4.

Row 12: Sl1pp, k2, knit the knits, purl the purls and yarn overs until last 3 sts, k3.

Rep Rows 1-12, 40 times.

Next 8 Rows: Sl1pp, knit.

BO all sts loosely.


Weave in all ends.

Block scarf to size.




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  • Mischa B.

    Chart appears to be missing, and no, it’s not on the right side of the page under the pictures, and it’s also not at the bottom of the pattern, where the charts often appear.

    • Nicola P.

      This should be fixed now, please let me know if you are still experiencing issues. – Nicola, Editor

  • Jamie B.

    On the subject of printing the patterns: I prefer to copy/paste into a word type doc or OneNote (which is free through the Microsoft store and is a great tool for collections) so that I can go back and add an empty line between steps. This helps me read the pattern and make fewer mistakes!

  • Judith Z.

    Is sl1pp the same as sl1p then purl a stitch after the slipped stitch?

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Judith! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

    • Sl1pp just means sl1 purlwise then follow the instructions as written. It doesn’t have anything to do with the next stitch.

  • Sharon P.

    Still cannot find green icon to print this pattern from my cell phone.

    • Nicola P.

      Hi Sharon, from your phone you will probably have to find out how to print from your particular phone’s browser. Happy to help troubleshoot if you provide additional information. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

  • Candy J.

    I am not seeing the green printer icon. I am looking at the individual pattern page.

    • Nicola P.

      Hello! At this time I Like Knitting magazine is a digital-only magazine so we do not offer a print publication. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! – Nicola

  • Denise W.

    Please, please I am a member and want to print this pattern and I cannot figure out how. Everything comes up like I can only get the whole magazine.

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Denise! On an individual pattern page, you should see a green printer icon on the left hand side of your screen. It should allow you to print the individual pattern. Hope that helps! – Nicola


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