Learn how to knit lace with this simple Caron Cakes colour block scarf - Free knitting pattern by Lullaby Lodge...

We are very fast approaching autumn and it's time to start thinking about making something to keep us cosy when the weather starts to get colder.  I want to share with you my pattern for this Shetland Lace scarf.  This pattern was previously only available to buy in my online stores and is now available for you here, free on my blog.

The Shetland Lace Scarf is worked back and forth on straight needles and is comprised of a variation of the Old Shale stitch.  The lace is created by simple increases and decreases on a 4-row repeat, making this a perfect introduction to lace knitting.  An adventurous beginner could easily master this pattern.  The yarn cake creates a lovely colour block effect, with no need to keep changing colours.  The yarn does all the work for you.  There is also a matching hat pattern which you can find here...

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Shetland Lace Scarf

  1 ball Caron Cakes or similar yarn 
Darning needle

  5mm (8 US) 


Approximately 160cm 

Not essential for this project

k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
yo - yarn over
st(s) - stitch(s)

Cast on 54 sts.

Row 1 k.
Row 2 p.
Row 3 [k2tog] 3 times, *[yo, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 6 times* repeat from *to* twice, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times.
Row 4 p.

These 4 rows form pattern.  Continue in pattern until piece measures approximately 160-165 cm ending on a row 4.  Loosely cast off.  Weave in ends and lightly block.

If you would like a longer scarf, simply continue in pattern until required length (you will need an extra ball of yarn for this).

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  1. So lovely to see an entry on your blog again. I have missed your postings! What a beautiful scarf with such a pretty stitch! The Caron cake does give a lovely variety of colours! It looks lovely and is ready for our autumn weather!

  2. Thank you Sandra, it was lovely to have a break in the holidays, but I am glad to be back posting also...


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