Checkerboard Lace Scarf by Purl Soho

Checkerboard Lace Scarf

April 2009
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches = 1 inch
in checkerboard lace pattern, unblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
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This pattern is available for free.


  • 3 skeins of The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering/Sport, 50% baby alpaca, 30% merino and 20% bamboo. This color is Sasparilla. (I used two and a half skeins. If you want to cast on 10 fewer stitches or make your scarf 12 inches shorter than this one, 2 skeins would be enough.)
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, straight or circular. I used a 24 inch Skacel Addi Lace needle and highly recommend it. The sharp point of Addi’s lace needles makes lace knitting a whole lot easier!

21 stitches = 4 inches in the checkerboard lace pattern, unblocked

Finished Dimensions: 10 inches wide x 70 inches long, after blocking