Easy chunky lace knit scarf with some fun bobbles for added texture.
This is my introduction with lace knitting (and I hope yours) with minimal effort and no worries about disaster.
If you haven’t knitted lace before, I know that it can be intimidating. But aren’t all those knit lacy stitches so beautiful? Don’t you wish you could do it, too?
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Well, this easy knit lace scarf is for you my friend. First of all, it uses super bulky yarn, which means that it will go by, fast!
Second, it’s a scarf, so very few stitches in each row. Even if you have to frog a row or two you will frog about 50 stitches. Not bad, huh?
And last, I used a very easy lace knitting pattern with just some eyelets made from yarn overs, which in my opinion is as easy as it gets.
I’ve also added some bobbles, my new favorite stitch in knitting, to keep the final project a little more interesting, and well, textured.
You may or may not want to add fringe at the end of each side, but I believe they give the piece a little more character.
Now, considering the bobbles. It’s a stitch I recently learned and get addictive very fast. I made an alteration to the original way the bobbles are usually made, so even if you know how to make bobbles please read the special stitches section.
I just thought they original bobble was way too big to be knitted with super bulky yarn, so I had to reduce the size a bit.
The length of the scarf can be easily modified, too. You can just stop when you are happy and add the initial 6 rows at the end you are done.
The way I made it is for two ends to be the same. So, I stopped my final repeat halfway and then added the 6 rows of stockinette that I began with.
If you aren’t obsessed with your scarf beginning and end to look exactly the same, feel free to stop at any point.
My knitted scarf turned out to be approximately 98” (249 cm) in length and 9.5” (24 cm) in width. Be aware that those measurements are after blocking it. I also strongly recommend blocking your scarf, as it will open up the lace details and also stockinette tends to curve on itself.
Blocking doesn’t completely solve this issue but the scarf looks way better when blocked.
kfbfbf: This is an increase stitch and a fancy term to acquire 5 stitches from a single stitch. The initials stand for: Knit front, back, front, back, front.
You just have to knit in the front of the stitch, then in the back, in the front, in the back and then in the front again. Only at the last repeat, you release the stitch to your right needle, and voila, you now have 5 new stitches to work with.
bobble: kfbfbf, you now have 5 stitches on your needle, turn your project and purl those 5 stitches, turn again your project and knit those 5 stitches. With your left needle pass the second to last stitch over the last stitch. Repeat that last step 3 more times. You only have one stitch on your right needle and the bobble is complete.
ssk: slip one knitwise, slip one more knitwise, knit two together
yo: yarn over
s: slip stitch knitwise
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
psso: pass slip stitch over
ssk: slip slip knit
Gauge: 11 sts and 13 rows is 4” in stockinette
You will need:
Super bulky yarn 320 m (350 yds)
9.0 mm knitting needles
Lace knit scarf pattern
Cast on 27 stitches
R7: k4, * yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k5 * repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, yo, s1 k2tog psso, k4
R9: k4, * k1, yo, ssk, k5 * repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, k1, yo, ssk, k4
R15: k4, * k4, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k1 * repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, k7
R17: k4, * k5, yo, ssk, k1 * repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, k7
R23: k4, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k6, bobble, k6, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k4
R25: k5, yo, ssk, k5, bobble, k1, bobble, k6, yo, ssk, k4
R31: k4, *k4, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k1 * repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, k7
R33: k4, * k5, yo, ssk, k1 * repeat from * to * to last 7 sts, k7
Repeat rows 7-38 seven more times.
After the last repeat, continue with rows 7-9 one time. To complete your scarf make 6 rows of stockinette and bind off.
That’s it! You are done! Enjoy your new scarf!
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