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I've been a 'crafter' all my life, and especially enjoy fiber arts. My first professional design was published in 2005, and since then I've had my designs published in knit.wear, Knitscene, Creative ...

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Mother's Love Scarf

from Desert Rose Fiber Arts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mother's Love Scarf
Mother's Love Scarf
Mother's Love Scarf
Mother's Love Scarf
Mother's Love Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over increases
  • k2tog, ssk & centered double decreases
  • grafting helpful

Pattern Description:

Two, easy lace stitch patterns flow gently together in this light & airy scarf. Knit in her favorite color, or to match her eyes - this scarf will be perfect for any occasion. Wrapped, looped, ascot tied or secured with a pin - she can wear it anyway she wants!

As the lace patterns are directional, "Mother's Love Scarf" is knit in two pieces, from ends to center and grafted together. (The pattern includes links for grafting tutorials.) Seaming or 3-needle bind off could be used in place of grafting if desired. The lace border pattern also gives softly scalloped ends..

This scarf makes a good first lace project, while being interesting enough for more advanced knitters. It knits up fairly quickly and takes only 320 yds of yarn.

I designed this scarf as a tribute to my mother, and knit the sample in a blue that would have matched her eyes. Mom was very instrumental in teaching me to knit, among other types of needlework. She would have loved how the lace patterns flow together. "Mother's Love Scarf" makes a lovely gift for any mom - or any occasion.


22 1/2 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches in Body Lace pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8 inches wide x 68 1/2 inches long


  • 320 yds/293 meters sock/fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 (4.0mm) needles
  • Spare needle the same size as working needle

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • 2 st markers (optional)

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