Joy of Lace Scarf

Blocks of lace in muted jewel tones come together in this scarf that is warm and fun to twirl. Color blocking is made fun by working a lovely lace stitch throughout the entire scarf and finished off with chunky tassels.

Time: One week project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 11” / [28 cm] wide x 72” / [182 cm] long, plus tassels

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in lace pattern


Yarn: Rowan Yarns Alpaca Soft DK (70% Merino Wool 30% Alpaca; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): 215 Clover (C1, 2 balls), 222 Stone (C2, 2 balls), 217 Naples Blue (C3, 2 balls), 220 Autumn Gold (C4, 2 balls), 204 Deep Rose (C5, 2 balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, sharp scissors

Special Stitches

Lace pattern

Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 2 (RS): [K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] to last st, k1.

Row 4: [K2, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1] to last st, k1.

Row 6: [K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk] to last st, k1.

Row 8: [K2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso] across, ending last repeat with ssk.


Using C1, CO 65 sts and work in rib as follow:

Row 1: K1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep these 2 rows once more, then Row 1 once again.

Keeping 5 sts in rib as established at beg and end of each row begin lace pattern following chart or written instructions and working 40 rows in each color. When all 5 colors have been used, repeat the sequence again.

When all color blocks are complete and continue in last color.

Rib 5 sts, purl to last 5 sts, rib 5 sts.

Work 5 rows in rib. BO loosely.


Weave in all ends.

Press the scarf lightly to open out the lace pattern.

Make 10 tassels, 2 of each color

Attach tassels to ends of scarf in order in which the colors were used.

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  • Janell B.

    Hi! New here and wondering if there is a way to favorite patterns or add to a library. With not being able to download into my system , I’m not going to remember everything I want to knit!

    • Nicola P.

      Hi Janell! This is currently a feature we are working on! In the meantime, you can save the patterns to Pinterest or use your browser’s bookmarks/favorites tool. Hope this helps for now! – Nicola, Editor

  • Heather B.

    yo, ssk,
    I take it that this s yarn on needle and ??slip stitch knitwise?

    • Nicola P.

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

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Heather! From the designer:
      Yo, ssk = y over needle, slip each of next 2 stitches knitwise, slip them back onto left needle and knit them together through back loops.

      Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor


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