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Lacy Scarf Knitting Patterns

by | Sep 12, 2015 | Accessories, Featured, Scarves

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Stunning Lace Scarf

Stunning Lace Scarf

Lace pattern in 16 row repeat flows the length of this scarf. Scarf Measures 12″ wide x 75″ long. Designed by Lisa Gentry for Red Heart

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 Free Knitting Pattern for Advent Calendar Scarf

Advent Calendar Scarf

Free Knitting Pattern for Advent Calendar ScarfLace scarf with 24 different patterns, one for each day from 1st of December until Kristin Benecken. Pictured project by GBayfan. Also pictured project by moonlit

Free Knitting Pattern for Waves of Grain Scarf

Waves of Grain Scarf

Generously sized scarf with lace ends resembling heads of wheat connected by a middle section with a two-row repeat that can be memorized very quickly. Designed by Rosemary Hill. Pictured project by Erin

Seafoam Scarf

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.

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Gallatin Scarf free knitting pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

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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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Shetland Shell Scarf

Shetland Shell Lace Scarf

Designed by Shiz-Knits, this features a 12 row repeat.

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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.

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Strange Bedfellows Scarf free knitting pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Strange Bedfellows

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.

Drop Stitch Ribbon Scarf free knitting pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Drop Stitch Ribbon Scarf

Simple drop stitch paired with ribbon yarn makes an incredible statement scarf by Jeweled Elegance.

Free knitting pattern for Tender lace scarf

Tender Scarf

Designed by manaal for fingering yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Kernel lace scarf and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Kernel Scarf

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 Free Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

© jondrejka

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.

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Column of Leaves Lace Scarf Free Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns


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.

Laughingbird Scarf Free Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Laughingbird Scarf

Shelby Dyas designed this scarf with a wavy lace pattern. It can also be used to make a shawl.

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Dayflower Lace Scarf, free on Ravelry

Dayflower Scarf

Toni Maddox designed this scarf for worsted yarn.

Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

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.

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April Showers Scarf free knitting pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

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April Showers Scarf

Purl Soho designed this scarf with shell stitch lace that looks like umbrellas as well.

Gridwork Scarf Free Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Gridwork Scarf

Janelle Martin’s pattern includes both a chart and written out instructions for working the lace mesh pattern.

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Free knitting pattern for Breast Cancer Awareness lace scarf and more lace scarf knitting patterns

© tinkpatience

Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf

Heather McVickar’s design for Classic Elite Yarn’s features horseshoe lace with points highlighted with bobbles.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Lace Sampler Scarf

Lace Sampler Scarf

I Can't Believe I'm Lace KnittingOne of the 12 patterns in I Can’t Believe I’m Lace Knitting (available in print or digital download). Patterns include shawls, baby blankets, sweaters, and more.

Knitting Pattern for Lace Scarf

Summertime Scarfette

This quick scarf is knit lengthwise with alternating blocks of garter and lace stitching with stitches picked up to create the ruffles.

Knitting pattern for Motheye lace scarf

Motheye Scarf

This wide and versatile lace scarf is great for year-round wear, featuring a shimmery moth motif with scalloped hem.

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Knitting pattern for Aria Delicato lace scarf

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.

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Knitting pattern for Spring Flora lace scarf

Spring Flora Scarf

This lace scarf features floral and leaf shapes.

Drop Leaf Scarf Knitting Pattern

Drop Leaf Scarf

Drop stitches and a lace make this a uniquely exquisite scarf. You can knit in any weight of yarn.

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Fernfrost Scarf Knitting pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Fernfrost Scarf

This fine and delicate lace scarf captures the curling, fern-like imprints of frost feathers on cold glass, creating a piece of wearable art!

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Chunky Lace Knit Scarf knitting pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Chunky Lace Scarf

A lovely diamond pattern is trimmed with fringe. Finished size is 9 1/2″W x 60″L, excluding fringe.

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Isadora Scarf Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Isadora Scarf

Featuring a damask pattern, this 1920s-inspired scarf relies on changes in stitch direction for the play of shadows across its surface.

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Streusel Scarf Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns

Streusel Scarf

Lace pattern is in written and chart form.

Knitting pattern for Coneflower Scarf

Coneflower Scarf

This one ball scarf by KnitChicGrace uses drop stitches to create a lacy floral design. Can easily be customized to make a shawl.

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