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Tea Leaf Lace Scarf - Kidsilk Haze Version

Tea Leaf Lace Scarf - Kidsilk Haze Version

"Tea leaf very Churchmouse!"

Encouraging for new lace knitters and relaxing for seasoned lace knitters, this stitch pattern is fairly simple and the clues in the knitting quite easy to read. A simple rectangle can be styled so many ways. Wear your scarf long, chelsea-knotted, or wrapped around for cowl coziness!

We've long turned to Kidsilk Haze for lacethe strength and sheen of the silk thread, and the lovely mohair filling in the spaces. End result? A sheer scarf that weighs almost nothing, yet long and wide enough for a substantial scarf. Or just imagine it shawl size (five skeins)a show stopper!

Pick up the pattern below and choose a color from our selection of favorite shades of Rowan Kidsilk Hazeyou'll need 2 skeins for the scarf size shown. If you want to see all the colors available, just head over to the Kidsilk Haze page.

Scarf (shown): Approx. 9½"/24cm across x 66"/168cm long, blocked.
Shawl (not shown): Approx. 18"/46cm across x 76"/193cm long, blocked.
Instructions given for scarf, with shawl in parentheses ( ).

Scarf: 2 skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each), Color 611. Ora pprox. 458 yds/420m of lace-weight or fingering- weight yarn (lace-weight will be more sheer).
Shawl (not shown): 5 skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each). Or approx. 1080 yds/988m of lace-weight or fingering- weight yarn (lace-weight will be more sheer).

US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Crochet hook US G/6 (4mm) or larger for provisional cast-on.
Smooth DK-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
5 (9) stitch markers; plus 1 locking marker.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and T-pins.

Approx. 23 sts = 4"/10cm in lace pattern, after blocking.

This piece is worked from a provisional cast-on; both halves are worked from center to lace edging. Thus both lace edgings are worked in the same direction and are identical. You'll knit the first half, return to your original cast on, unzip the provisional cast-on onto a needle, and then work the second half--no grafting required!

Be sure to use a smooth DK-weight yarn for your provisional cast-on; smaller yarn will not give you the size of stitch you need when picking up for the second half.

Lace pattern is both charted and written out - you can follow along either way. Some new-to-lace knitters prefer to start with the written text, and then move to the chart once they can see the pattern forming. Either way - remember that the wrong side is a purl row; a built-in rest!

Digital Tea Leaf Lace Scarf & Shawl pattern. (Download)

Printed Tea Leaf Lace Scarf & Shawl pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 580 Grace. The faintest whisper of pink.

COLOR: 600 Dewberry. A deep lush dusty mauve.

COLOR: 595 Liqueur. Luscious wine red.

COLOR: 629 Fern. A clear dappled leafy green.

COLOR: 651 Forest Green. A deep primeval pine.

COLOR: 582 Trance. A deep lush dusty turquoise.

COLOR: 632 Hurricane. Dark saturated marine blue.

COLOR: 592 Heavenly. Simply pale blue.

COLOR: 642 Ghost. A wisp of barely-blue smoke.

COLOR: 634 Cream. A fresh lustrous warm white.

COLOR: 590 Pearl. A wash of warm taupe.

COLOR: 658 Fudge. Rich golden butterscotch.

COLOR: 652 Mud. Tawny winter grasses.

COLOR: 666 Alhambra. Clear, bright teal.

COLOR: 610 Mahogany. Medium brown with gold highlights.

COLOR: 614 Strawberry. Cool, light red.

COLOR: 611 Drab. Soft olive green.

COLOR: 672 Agra. Dusty lavender pink.









































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