Friday, November 6, 2009

Renee's Lace Class Scarf

Renee’s Lace Class


  • 1 skein sock yarn – 100g or more, approx 400 yds.
  • US6 needles
  • Gram scale (not critical, but helps a lot)
  • Crochet hook (comparable to size of needles, but any of the middling sizes will work)
  • Small amount of waste yarn

Gauge: not all that important


Sts: stitches

K: knit

P: purl


Weigh yarn and record here: _________ g

Provisional Cast-On:

Using crochet hook and waste yarn, chain about 58.

With main yarn, pick up and knit 55 sts in the back loops of the chain.

K 4 rows

Setup row:

K3, p to last 3 sts, k3

Spider stitch chart:

Work rows 1-12 of the chart twice, then work rows 1-6 once more. Red lines indicate the pattern repeat. Grey boxes are not stitches and only exist to separate the garter stitch border from the main pattern.

Even rows are not charted here and are worked: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3

K 6 rows before beginning next section. You should be ready to start a right side row.

Lily of the Valley chart:

Work rows 1-14 of the chart twice. Even rows ARE charted here.

K 5 rows.

Increase row:

*K2, kf&b* 18 times, end k1 (73 sts).

You should be ready to start a right side row.

Edge Chart:

Work rows 1-15 of the chart once (do NOT work a row 16, there isn’t one). Again, red lines indicate the pattern repeat. Even rows are not charted and are always purled (no garter stitch border anymore).

Bind off loosely as follows: K2, *transfer two stitches back to the left needle, k2tog through the back loop, k1*, repeat between stars to end.

Weigh and record remaining yarn: _________ g

Original weight minus remaining yarn: __________ g

Add 2 or 3 g for safety: _________ g

This is how much it took to make one edge of the scarf. You need to leave this much leftover to do the other edge. You’ll end up knitting the middle section until you have this much left.

Unravel crochet chain while you retrieve sts from provisional cast-on. (55 sts) You should have the right side facing you, so you may need to shift everything to another needle to get that to work.

Join new yarn (well... you don't really join to anything. Just grab more scarf yarn and get ready to knit). If you're knitting from something like Noro Kureyon Sock, you'll want to start from the opposite end of the ball to keep the stripe pattern consistent. When you start knitting, your old tail from your original cast-on should be on the opposite side of the scarf.

K3 rows.

Next row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3

Small Arrow Pattern:

Work chart as many times as desired or until you have as many grams left as calculated above.

Even rows are not charted here and are worked: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3

K 6 rows.

Go back to the beginning where it says “Setup row” and repeat entire pattern to the bind-off.

Block. Weave in ends.

Pattern copyright Renee Strouts, 2009. All charts made using chartGen from

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