Very Pretty Lace Scarf In Quartz
The Very Pretty Lace Scarf is here to remind us that not just complicated lace patterns are beautiful. With a mesmerizing texture and fascinating sense of depth, super simple lace is gorgeous, as well!
This very pretty lace comes from an easy-to-memorize four-round repeat. Two of those rounds are simply knitting, and the other two include just the basic building blocks of lace: yarn overs, knit two togethers, and slip slip knits. Simple!
We knit our scarf in Quartz, a mix of 65% merino wool and 35% suri alpaca, a wonderful choice for warmth, softness, and, with its delicate suri halo, texture, too.
Quartz takes dye beautifully, seeming to glow like its namesake, and a gently heathered mélange of color adds even more depth and interest to this scarf.
There are twenty sumptuous colors to choose from. We used lovely Hydrangea Blossom, anticipating a need for a mid-winter pick-me-up, but take a look and pick the color that lifts your spirit, then cast on for some simple knitting. Very pretty, indeed!
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- 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Quartz, 65% merino wool, 35% suri alpaca. Each skein is 420 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1955 yards required. We used the color Hydrangea Blossom.
- US 4 (3.5 mm), 16-inch circular needles
- A stitch marker
23 stitches and 47 rounds = 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked
Finished Dimensions: approximately 11¾ inches wide (23½ inches in circumference) x 72 inches long
This pattern works over an odd number of stitches.
Cast on 135 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Knit each round until piece measures 1 inch from cast-on edge (unrolled).
Round 1: Knit to end of round.
Round 3: Knit to end of round.
Round 4: *Slip slip knit, yo, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Repeat Rounds 1–4 until piece measures approximately 71 inches from cast-on edge (unrolled).
Knit every round for 1 inch.
Bind off loosely knitwise.
Weave in ends and block as desired.