Lacy Scarf Knitting Patterns
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Joan Janes used garter stitch, yarnovers and dropped stitches to create an exquisite design that is easy to knit and perfect for multi-colored yarn.
Kris Basta’s scarf works up quickly with worsted weight yarn and size 10 1/2 needles. A simple repeat in the pattern makes this a great tv watching project.
Wellen in Pink Scarf
Beautiful, versatile lace scarf designed by Sue Berg that can be knit in various weights from cobweb to fingering and more.
Lace laurel leaves wind through this scarf by Saranac Hale Spencer, designed for worsted weight yarn.
Tiger Eyes Lace Scarf
Toni Maddox designed this scarf for fingering yarn. Requires blocking.
Ellielabelle provides this idea for knitting an unforgettable scarf with just stockinette: Take two lovely yarns from stash, knit in stockinette stripes and see what weirdness ensues. She used Noro Kureyon Sock and Habu Stainless Steel Wool lace.
Designed by manaal for fingering yarn.
Just added! Bonnie Sennott was inspired by a lace pattern that reminded her of corn kernels (hence the name). Width: 9.5 inches
Length: 65 inches
One Row Lace Scarf
Turvid designed this super simple scarf pattern. Cast on 24 sts (or any number of stiches dividable with 4). Knit 2 rows. Knit pattern row: K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) repeat between ( ) 5 times. Repeat the pattern row until your scarf is at desired length. Knit 1 row and cast off. The pictured project by jondrejka used a sport weight mohair yarn with size 9 needles, though the pattern recommends fingering weight on size 10 needles.
Column of Leaves Lace Scarf
Brooke Nelson designed this versatile scarf pattern for worsted weight yarn, on size 7 needles, but it can be knit on any yarn and needles you want. This pattern is very easy to memorize after a few repeats, making for quick and fun work.
Shelby Dyas designed this scarf with a wavy lace pattern. It can also be used to make a shawl.
Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf
Purl Soho designed this cozy lace scarf for Aran weight yarn.
I Feel Pretty
Full written AND charted instructions are in this lace and cable pattern by Caoua Coffee. I’m considering adapting this with an angel wings pattern.
April Showers Scarf
Purl Soho designed this scarf with shell stitch lace that looks like umbrellas as well.
Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf
Heather McVickar’s design for Classic Elite Yarn’s features horseshoe lace with points highlighted with bobbles.
Patterns for Purchase
This quick scarf is knit lengthwise with alternating blocks of garter and lace stitching with stitches picked up to create the ruffles.
This wide and versatile lace scarf is great for year-round wear, featuring a shimmery moth motif with scalloped hem.
Aria Delicato Scarf
This pattern produces a pretty lace scarf that is delicately complex to the eye but is actually comprised of a simple 8-row pattern.
Spring Flora Scarf
This lace scarf features floral and leaf shapes.
Drop Leaf Scarf
Drop stitches and a lace make this a uniquely exquisite scarf. You can knit in any weight of yarn.
This fine and delicate lace scarf captures the curling, fern-like imprints of frost feathers on cold glass, creating a piece of wearable art!
Chunky Lace Scarf
A lovely diamond pattern is trimmed with fringe. Finished size is 9 1/2″W x 60″L, excluding fringe.
Featuring a damask pattern, this 1920s-inspired scarf relies on changes in stitch direction for the play of shadows across its surface.
Lace pattern is in written and chart form.
This one ball scarf by KnitChicGrace uses drop stitches to create a lacy floral design. Can easily be customized to make a shawl.