Knitting lace has become one of my passions lately. Although some lace patterns can be very complicated, this one is pretty easy and a great project for someone who is just starting out learning to knit lace.
The pattern has both written instructions and a chart which makes it very easy for someone to learn how to knit from charts because you have the written version to follow along with as well.
I am using a fine lace weight cotton for my scarf so I have added a few extra repeats of the pattern in mine, but you can make this scarf as narrow or as wide as you like and use whatever yarn you have on hand. Perfect as a stash busting project.
Length after blocking: 70-74 inches
Width after blocking: approx. 6 inches
(Length and width before blocking: 48-52 inches x approx. 4 inches)
300-400 yards of any soft fingering weight wool yarn
US #5/3.75mm or US #6/4.0mm straight or circular needles. (I recommend swatching with two or three
different needle sizes, then blocking your swatch to determine which needle size will produce the most
pleasing fabric with the yarn you are using. Swatching will also help you determine how many repeats of
the stitch pattern to do to get your desired scarf length.)
Gauge is not crucial and will vary depending on yarn used.
You can download the pdf of this free lace scarf pattern here. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~bsennott/Falling%20Water%20Pattern.pdf
[affmage source=”amazon” results=”5″]knit lace patterns[/affmage]
[affmage source=”ebay” results=”10″]lace weight yarn[/affmage]