Lacy Dropstitch Scarf

from Gena Hester

Lacy Dropstitch Scarf Pattern


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Knitting: Lacy Dropstitch Scarf
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Cast on, Bind off
  • yarn over, slip one as if to purl, Pass slip stitch over last stitch

Pattern Description:

So normally, the last thing you want to do is drop a stitch. Well, with this lacy scarf that's exactly what you want to do! Dropping a stitch is harder than you may think, it takes awhile to work the stitches out all the way down the scarf. This technique creates a beautiful ladder all the way through the scarf giving the scarf almost a woven look.

This technique can be used for anything from knitted curtains to let a bit of light through. Or to a plain sweater pattern to jazz it up, you can even drop the stitch different lengths down the sweater to create a design (at the end of the 'run' just sew it with matching thread to keep it from running further). To get started with the technique try our scarf pattern.


28 stitches = 4" Gauge is not all that important for this project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Before drop: 6 1⁄2" X 59" After drop: 8 1⁄4" X 62"


  • 9 safety pin type stitch markers
  • 400-500 yards sock weight striping yarn. Sample is 2 skeins Mary Maxim Gemstones color #21 Peridot variegated sock yarn
  • Size 6 needles for main scarf, Size 9 for bind off or bind off very loosely

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Mary Maxim Gemstones


#21 Peridot

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