by Kristen Mangus
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 beautiful scarf is embellished with a trellis of lace 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 loom 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.
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 loom knit the entire pattern including following the chart. I’m excited to get started. How about you?
Loom Knit Quick Lace Scarf Pattern
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Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards) Color Mai Tai used in sample.
5/8” Large gauge (LG) loom with at least 19 pegs. KB Looms Chunky Round Loom used in sample.
2 Stitch markers
K = Uwrap knit
K2tog = knit 2 together
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
SK2P = slip 1, knit 2 together, PSSO (pass slipped stitch over)
SSK = slip, slip, knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
YO = Yarnover Ewrap yarnover shown; You may also create a smaller YO by wrapping the yarn just around the front of the peg (as if to Uwrap) to match the needle knit version better.
7.5 sts x 10 rows in 2” (5 cm) in lace stitch pattern
5″ x 63″ (12 cm x 160 cm)
Cast on from left to right to ensure that you are able to start the lace chart correctly. You should begin Row 1 of the lace section in the bottom right-hand corner of the chart. Both reading the chart and knitting the row from right to left. This will make it easier for you to follow the chart and video.
Adjusting the length of your scarf: Each 20 row repeat of the lace will give you 4 inches (10 cm) in length. This scarf is 63″ and is knit using 15 repeats of the lace stitch pattern. If you want to make it longer adding 1 repeat will give you a 67″ scarf and adding 2 repeats will make it a generous 71″. Just remember that you will need an extra skein of yarn to increase the length.
Cast on 19 sts using chain cast on.
Seed Stitch Border:
Row 1: *K1, P1. Rep from * to last stitch. K1.
Row 2: *P1, K1. Rep from * to last stitch. P1.
Row 3: as Row 1
Row 4: as Row 2
Row 5: as Row 1
Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K across to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1.
Lace Stitch Pattern:
Place stitch markers on Peg 3 and Peg 17 to mark seed stitch border. Follow the row instructions below and/or use the lace stitch chart on the next page.
Row 1: K1, P1, K2, YO, SSK, K7, K2tog, YO, K2, P1, K1.
Row 2 and all even rows: P1, K1, P1, K to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1; Seed border is now marked. Work seed stitch on first 3 pegs and last 3 pegs only.
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 14 times more.
Seed Stitch Border:
Row 1: *K1, P1. Rep from * to last stitch. K1.Row 2: “P1, K1. Rep from * to last stitch. P1.
Rep Rows 1-2 once more.
Bind off. Weave in ends with tapestry needle. Wet block lace to show open stitchwork.