Sinuate by Marnie MacLean


April 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
270 yards (247 m)
5" (13cm) x 53" (153cm)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Pattern Description: “This super simple scarf is made to feature the irregularities in handspun yarn. The motif is interesting enough to pair with a monochromatic yarn but simple enough to look striking with a variegated fiber.”

About the yarn: Spun from Blue Faced Leicester, and plied using the Andean ply- ing method. This yarn is very lightly spun to retain the softness and lightly plied so that the lace will block out beautifully. The finished yarn averages about 15 wraps per inch, but you don’t need to match it exactly, since scarves can be worked in a variety of widths and to whatever length allowed by yardage. If your yarn is a substantially different weight, add or subtract pattern repeats to get the perfect size.


  • US #6/4 mm knitting needles or needle appropriate for yarn
  • F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • 270 yd/247m 2.75oz/78g of DK weight BFL 2-ply or yarn of choice
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking supplies

Suggested Gauge:

  • 24 st x 23 rows = 4 in/10cm in lace, blocked
  • 20 st x 28 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette

Knit in handspun BFL, this simple scarf uses a surprisingly easy lace stitch to produce a lovely undulating effect. The piece is finished with a simple single crochet border and a lovely twisted fringe that won’t fray.

Work in your own handspun or use a commercially available handspun like Manos Del Uruguay.

The free pattern download is 2 pages plus a cover, with lots of photos including step by step instructions for the fringe.