By Kristen Mangus
I know my needle knitters have been waiting for this one! I’m thrilled to tell you, your wait is over. The needle knit Quick Lace Scarf pattern is here. Just in time to celebrate Spring!
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Now you can drape yourself with diamonds and it will only cost you one skein of yarn. This scarf is embellished with a trellis of openwork diamonds. The seed stitch border grounds the lacy stockinette diamonds giving you a scarf that’s both cozy and delicate.
The large diamonds that run along the center of this scarf are half stockinette and half lace. Breaking up the texture of the diamonds gives this scarf as eye-catching design. It also gives the diamonds a firmer structure so it holds it shape better.
If you’ve never tried knitting lace this Easy+ pattern is simple to learn and follow. I’ve included both row by row instructions and a lace knitting chart as part of the pattern.
Be sure to check out my intro on How to Knit Lace that covers the details of reading a needle knit pattern and chart.
Following a chart is an excellent way to visualize exactly where you are in the pattern. It also lets you see how the pattern will look as you knit. In the video tutorial I’ll show how to knit the entire pattern including following the chart. I’m excited to get started. How about you?
I’ve also got a loom knit pattern for this scarf:
Needle Knit Quick Lace Scarf PatternA downloadable PDF of this pattern is available on Ravelry.
Materials list may contain affiliate links to products I use.
Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards) Color Mai Tai used in sample & Green Tea used in video.
2 Stitch markers
K = Knit
K2tog = knit 2 together
P = Purl
PM = Place marker
Rep = Repeat
RS= Right Side
SK2P = slip 1, knit 2 together, PSSO (pass slipped stitch over)
SSK = slip, slip, knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS= Wrong Side
YO = Yarnover
7 sts x 8 rows in 2” (5 cm) in stockinette stitch (after blocking)
Approx. 5.5” x 60.5” (14 cm x 154 cm)
Chart is included in the pattern on last page for main stitch pattern. Written instructions for Lace Stitch Pattern include seed stitch borders as well as in the chart.
Each 20-row repeat of the Lace Stitch Pattern will add approx 4.5” to your scarf.
Cast on 19 sts using longtail cast on.
Seed Stitch Border:
Row 1 (RS): *K1, P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rows 2-5: as Row 1. (Tip: Knit the purls and purl the knits.)
Row 6 (WS): K1, P1, K1, PM, P to last 3 sts, PM, K1, P1, K1; Seed stitch border is now marked. Work seed stitch on first 3 sts and last 3 sts only this row and in main stitch pattern.
Lace Stitch Pattern:
Follow the row instructions below and/or use the lace stitch chart on the next page.
Row 1 (RS): K1, P1, K2, YO, SSK, K7, K2tog, YO, K2, P1, K1.
Row 2 and all even rows (WS): K1, P1, K1, P across to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
Row 3: K1, P1, K3, YO, SSK, K5, K2tog, YO, K3, P1, K1.
Row 5: K1, P1, K2, (YO, SSK) twice, K3, (K2tog, YO) twice, K2, P1, K1.
Row 7: K1, P1, K3, (YO, SSK) twice, K1, (K2tog, YO) twice, K3, P1, K1.
Row 9: K1, P1, K2, (YO, SSK) twice, YO, SK2P, YO, (K2tog, YO) twice, K2, P1, K1.
Row 11: K1, P1, K5, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K5, P1, K1.
Row 13: K1, P1, K4, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K4, P1, K1.
Row 15: K1, P1, K3, (K2tog, YO) twice, K1, (YO, SSK) twice, K3, P1, K1.
Row 17: K1, P1, K2, (K2tog, YO) twice, K3, (YO, SSK) twice, K2, P1, K1.
Row 19: K1, P1, K2, (K2tog, YO) twice, K1, (YO, SSK) three times, K2, P1, K1.
Rep Rows 1-20 12 times more.
Seed Stitch Border:
Row 1: *K1, P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rows 2-4: as Row 1
Bind off. Weave in ends with tapestry needle. Wet block lace to show open stitchwork.
LACE STITCH CHART