On vacation in Europe, I admired the lacy, crocheted scarves popular with young women in Amsterdam, which they wore bundled up under their coats. I bought some pink wool in a yarn shop there and decided to improvise a similar version in knit. Stuck on a train, with no patterns or internet access, I used trial and error to come up with this simple lace pattern. It’s easy to memorize and great for traveling.
Finished Measurements: 43 inches by 19 inches (not including fringe)
Gauge: 14 st per 4 inches (gauge is not crucial for this pattern)
Yarn: DK weight yarn; sample knit with Rowan Pure Wool DK Yarn (025) Tea Rose By The Each, 2 balls (272 yds.), and used every bit of that yarn
Needle Size: 8 US / 5 mm
As this is knit from the point out, it’s easily adaptable to any weight yarn.
K = knit
st = stitch
YO = yarn over (increase)
K3tog tbl = knit three stitches together through the back loops (decrease)
(alternatively, you can work this decrease: slip one knitwise, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over)
Cast on 5 stitches.
Row 1: K1, YO, knit to last st, YO, K1
Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 st, K2
Row 3: K1, YO, *K1, YO, K3tog tbl, YO, repeat from * to last two st, K1, YO, K1
Row 4: K2, purl to last 2 st, K2
Repeat these 4 rows until scarf is desired size, ending with a row 2.
Bind off knitwise.
Wash and block.
Fringe may be added if desired.