Lily of the Valley Scarf by Nancy Bush

Lily of the Valley Scarf

October 2008
Lace ?
10 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, before blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
10" x 44" after blocking
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Errata available:

Page 90.

Pattern Description from Knitted Lace of Estonia: “This soft and interesting-to-knit scarf was adapted from a pattern for a triangular shawl in issue #142 of Triinu magazine, published in the autumn of 1988. The article was written by Salme Puus, an Estonian who was living in Australia at the same time. The center of this soft and interesting-to-knit scarf features the familiar Lily of the Valley motif, along with small flower figures that include openwork leaves and stems. The ends of the scarf have a scalloped lace borders, separated from the main section by garter-stitch bands punctuated with eyelets; the sides have narrow garter-stitch edges that prevent them from curling.”

Finished Size: About 10” (25.5 cm) wide and 44” (112 cm) long, relaxed after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Jojoland Cashmere 2-Ply (100% cashmere; 400 yd 366 m/2 oz 56.7 g): #2-101 natural brown, 1 skein.

Needles: Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 20-stitch pattern repeat of Lily and Small Flower Center chart measures about 3.5” (9 cm) wide, relaxed after blocking.


  • “The shawl is worked in one piece from the lower border to the top of the center section. The top border is worked separately so its direction of knitting will match the lower border, then the two pieces are grafted together with the Kitchener stitch.”
  • “A double strand of yarn is used for the cast-on, then a single strand is used for the remainder of the shawl.”
  • “There was very little leftover yarn after finishing the scarf shown. Plan on purchasing extra yarn if making a longer scarf.”