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English Mesh Lace Scarf Pattern

English Mesh Lace Scarf Pattern

“A lovely way to learn about lace.”

Our lace teacher Becky ffitch loves to coach new lace knitters with this simple but lovely stitch pattern. A four+four-row repeat and easy-to-see centered stitch alignments make this the perfect pattern for learning to ‘read’ your knitting. It’s a relaxing and satisfying knit for accomplished lace knitters, too. A little beading gilds the lily.

Approx. 8 x 54"/20 x 137cm after blocking.

2 skeins Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend(150 yds/135m each); shown lower left and right in Color 300M.
Or approx. 300 yds/270m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn.
Or 1 skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each); shown lower center in Color 582.
Or approx. 229yds/210m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.

US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Beads (optional): For dk-weight yarn, 2 packages Mill Hill size 6 beads; for lace-weight yarn, 1 package Mill Hill size Size 8 beads.
Steel crochet hook: 1.15mm for dk-weight yarn with size 6 beads; .95mm for lace-weight yarn with size 8 beads.

Approx. 17 sts = 4"/10cm after blocking.

If you're new to lace knitting, you may want to consider using a smooth, dk-weight yarn. It is much easier to 'read' your knitting when the individual stitches are clear and distinct. Our customers have had success with yarns like the Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend we list in our pattern.

Whichever yarn you choose, consider the first few inches of knitting to be your swatch. After knitting 5" or so, stop and block your knitting. Blocking can be as simple as pinning your knitting out, slightly stretched, and carefully applying a bit of steam. Let everything dry completely and unpin. Does your lace pattern stay in place? Do you like the way it looks? If so, carry on. If not, you may want to change needle size and try again.

Digital English Mesh Lace Scarf pattern. (Download)

Printed English Mesh Lace Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)