Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf In Campo
It may nominally be spring, but we’re still a ways from it being sprung! In the meantime, our Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf is bringing signs of life to our knitting.
Each end of this scarf (or wrap, if you choose the wider version) is like a vine covered trellis, teeming with the beauty and energy of leaves unfolding to a new day. A fun little lace pattern, too, not overly demanding but engaging!
And the perfect yarn for not-quite-springtime? A blend of 50% wool for the chill that’s still in air and 50% organically grown cotton for the sun that’s doing its best, our Campo is a wonderfully soft and cozy choice for right now. Its worsted weight also means you’ll finish your Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf with plenty of time to wear it and with no time to rue winter’s sluggish departure!
Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson.
- 5 (8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Campo, 50% wool and 50% organically grown cotton. Each skein is 120 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 587 (934) yards required. We used the color Eucalyptus Green.
- US 8 (5.0 mm) straight or 24-inch circular needles
- A spare needle US 8 or smaller
18½ stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 11 (17 ½) inches wide x 69 inches long
Sample: We knit the Scarf size.
You will work from one end of the scarf (or wrap) to the middle, then set that half aside and make another identical half. To finish, you will join the two together with Kitchener Stitch. This approach is so the lace pattern will be oriented the same way at both ends of the scarf!
The stitch pattern works over a multiple of 10+1.
Sl1, k2tog, psso (Slip 1, Knit 2 Together, Pass Slipped Stitch Over)
Slip 1 stitch purlwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over k2tog and off needle. [2 stitches decreased]
Cast on 51 (81) stitches. We used a Long Tail Cast On.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.
Work Rows 1-16 of Written Instructions or Chart, below, 6 times.
Leaf Lace: Written Instructions
Row 2 and all even number rows: Purl to end of row.
Row 3: K1, *k1, k2tog, [k1, yo] 2 times, k1, ssk, k2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 5: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: K2tog, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso (see Notes), repeat from * to last 9 stitches, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk.
Row 9: K1, *yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 11: K1, *yo, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 13: K1, *yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 15: K1, *yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Leaf Lace: Chart
NOTE: If you’ve never done it, now is a great time to try following along with a chart. Learn how they work with a Reading A Chart tutorial, then give it a whirl!
Want to see it bigger? Click here and view the chart as a PDF!
Next Row (right side): Knit to end of row.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.
Repeat last two rows for 17½ inches, ending with a right-side row.
Place stitches on spare needle and cut yarn, leaving a 1-yard tail.
Make Second Half identical to First Half, except leave stitches on needles at the end.
Hold the two sets of live stitches parallel to each other with wrong sides facing. Use the tail from the First Half and Kitchener Stitch to graft the live stitches together at the center of the scarf.
Weave in the ends, and block as desired.