Sensu Lace Scarf by Justine Chenel Designs

Sensu Lace Scarf

June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
420 yards (384 m)
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Donations from pattern sales will go to the Japanese Americans for Justice organization.

This lightweight lacy scarf is a perfect accessory for in-between seasons, when it’s too warm for our cozy wool cowls, and still too cool for bare skin. It features a repeating motif depicting a Japanese folding fan, known as a sensu.

Yarn: Approximately 420 yds/384 meters of fingering weight yarn, in a multi-plied alpaca-silk or other blend yarn. Two skeins of Earth Treasures Superfine Airy 3-ply yarn (80% alpaca, 20% soysilk, 210 yards/192 meters) in color Thunderhead (grey) used for sample.

Needles: US size 3/3.25mm needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 24 sts/32 rows - 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Notions: yarn needle, stitch markers (optional).

Size: After blocking, scarf measures approximately 7”/17.75 cm wide and 6’/1.83 m long.

Pattern Notes:
This scarf features a garter stitch border around a repeating lace panel. Adjusting the number of lace repeats could also adjust the length of the scarf, making it more customizable. The yarn chosen for this scarf features alpaca for warmth and silk for strength that adds a touch of elegance to this project. Necessary skills include: knit and purl, working lace, increases, decreases, and reading charts. The pattern uses a combination of written and charted instruction. Please read through the entire pattern to familiarize yourself with its construction before starting to knit.