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Simple Lace Scarf

Knitting
February 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch (lace + garter border)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
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This pattern was designed for the knitter who wants to learn to knit lace, but it is also a great pattern for any level of experience.

One of the most challenging aspects of lace knitting is ripping it out after noticing a mistake (grrr!). It is so hard to pick up the stitches and get back on track after ripping-out a few rows of lace! This pattern compensates for that problem by inserting four rows of garter stitch after every six rows of lace. It is much easier to rip out and to pick up the stitches again in the garter stitch sections. So you can always rip-out to the garter stitch section – sort of like a safety net!

The stiches used in this pattern help the scarf to lay nice and flat with no curling on the sides. It also looks good on both sides.

Use a nice thick yarn and large needles for a chunky warm winter lace or use a smaller needles and finer yarn for a more delicate, lighter weight scarf. The scarf in the photos uses a light worsted weight yarn and US10 (6 mm) needles.