Friday, 19 February 2010

easy lacy knitted scarf

I'm trying to convince myself spring is coming, so I knitted myself a lacy scarf, and thought I would share the easiest lacy stitch in the world - ie. I can do it..........

cast on an even number of stitches, I used 30 and knit 2 rows knit/garter stitch.

on the next row knit into the first stitch

on the second stitch wrap the yarn round once, and then

wrap it round again.

as the stitch moves to the right needle you will see it is a double stitch

continue to the end of the row, but make a normal knit stitch in the last stitch.

next row knit the first stitch.

in the second stitch - the double stitch you just created, insert the needle into the first loop,

and then slide off BOTH stitches.

repeat to the end of the row, and then knit the last stitch.

this makes a really open lacy row, that makes your knitting grow really quick too.

alternate the lacy rows with one or two or three rows of knit/garter stitch depending on how lacy a look you want. and repeat until your scarf is as long as you want.

typically as soon as I start to think of spring we get more of the white stuff, there's a lot more since I took this photo, hubby couldn't get the car up the hill and had to walk the rest of the way home...........


  1. Hang on. Did you actually knit two scarves?

  2. Oh no, not the old car-at-bottom-of-hill thing again!!! Well, the snow looks pretty anyway. As does your knitting! But my head is spinning...I shall try that technique in about ten years, when my children are past being interested in distracting me from things. And I am past my perimenopausal fog (assuming clarity returns, please o please). xoxoxo

  3. I have just the yarn that would be perfect for a knitting scarf like that (and a recipient, too!)

  4. OK, so you lost me at "cast on an even number of stitches". No knitting is easy, none.

    It looks very pretty though, love the colour.

  5. Such a pretty color and such an easy scarf. Thank you for sharing.
    Maybe it will bring you luck and help speed Spring along.

  6. I'm pants at knitting, but I love the look of you're lacy knit scarf.

    Hope you haven't had too much snow this time round?

    Nina xxxx

  7. Oh, so it's YOUR fault it's been snowing then?!!
    Lovely scarf anyway, and unless you put it away somewhere and forget about it for several months (which is exactly the sort of thing I would do) then you will look fabulous in it come the spring!
    How's the fashion revival going?!

  8. Your knitting looks great! One day I would like to learn, I'm sure it's not as easy as you've made it look! x


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