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I am a retired art educator of 30 years. Now my creative time is my own! I am a weaver, knitter, felter and all around jack- of all-trades fiber artist!! I've been doing this for about 100 years!!!

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Lightweight Garter and Lace Scarf

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lightweight Garter and Lace Scarf
Lightweight Garter and Lace Scarf Garter Stitch and Lace
Lightweight Garter and Lace Scarf Lace edge
Lightweight Garter and Lace Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit stitch
  • increase by knitting front and back in one stitch
  • decrease by knitting two together
  • yarn over
  • pick up stitches from edge
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

My favorite stitch is the garter stitch! Working along with the knit stitch is so relaxing that I'm always disappointed when I'm done!
This pattern was inspired because I love the look of lengthwise knitting. Most scarves are made end to end. When you have varigated or beautifully space-dyed yarns, they really need to be showcased. Hiding them inside your shoes does not do them justice!
This pattern begins with a band of simple lace. When you have reached the desired length, pick up the stitches for the scarf along the length of the scarf. Using short rows to fill in with garter stitch finishes the scarf! Don"t be afraid of short rows with garter stitch. Merely knitting the slipped stitches will take care of them!
Have fun with this pattern, it's interesting!!


6" = 1" garter stitch
10 rows garter st = 1" (5 ridges)
10 rows lace = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 60" long x 8 1/2" wide


  • possible #4 double pointed needles
  • #4 circular needlr 24"-32"
  • fingering weight yarn 400-450 yds
  • yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

425 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Classic Elite Alpaca Sox