Lead or Follow Lace Scarf

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Lead or Follow Lace Scarf Pattern


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Knitting: Lead or Follow Lace Scarf
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yarn over
  • lace patterning on every row
  • instructions are both charted and written

Pattern Description:

The fluid design of the Lead or Follow Lace Scarf is a wonderful study in the behavior of lace knitting when yarn overs are placed in various positions relative to the compensating decrease. This scarf is true knitted lace; i.e. lace hole patterning is knit on every row. Well worth the beauty.

Lorette M. writes ...

I finished this scarf last week, and loved the pattern (thanks Jackie! I have to say, that scarf is probably the thing that I'm most proud of knitting. I started it before I could figure out that lace might be "hard", and your well-written pattern made it a breeze. I have several other of your scarf patterns that I am now anxious to try!


22 stitches = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" x 68" scarf, or desired length and width with yardage adjustment
  • This scarf can be easily adjusted for length or width. Instructions for modification included in pattern.
  • Allow additional yarn if widening or lengthening.


  • Allow 500 yards of lace or fingering weight yarn
  • size US 5 / 3.75 mm needles suggested

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HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
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Destrehan, LA (near New Orleans)
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