Openwork Scarf

For Christmas one year, I was trying to decide what to get my friends as presents. It was my first year in college and I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted to get something nice for all my new friends. Then I got the idea to make them all scarfs and mitten sets. I worked furiously all winter trying to get them all finished before we got back from break. Many balls of yarn and long spent hours later, I managed to make three gorgeous scarfs and two sets of mittens for my three closest friends. I was very proud of all my work and impressed that I got them all finished, and my friends loved them! As I saw them sporting their new winter accessories, I got jealous and wanted a nice scarf for myself. I went digging through all my balls of yarn and found this beautiful alpaca light weight yarn and thought this would be perfect. All I needed now was a pattern. I was bored with the regular ribbing pattern  and straight stockinette stitch, so I wanted to challenge myself with an exciting lace pattern. I did some searching online and didn't really see much I liked. Then I landed upon this openwork scarf pattern! It was perfect for what I wanted. Now that I've finished the scarf, I wear it everyday in the winter walking to and from classes at school. This is one of the best projects I've made for myself and I know I'm going to wear it until its hanging together by small threads.

Here is the pattern and I hope all who make it are as satisfied with it as I have been. Good luck!

Openwork Scarf
A beautiful cable knit lace pattern scarf

  • Two 100 g/121 yds balls Knit Picks Decadence 100% Superfine Alpaca in Winter Berry(#6414)
  • One Pair size US 10.5 knitting needles (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Cable needle (cn)


16 sts and 19 rows = 4" in Lace Cable stitch
**C4F: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold to front, k2, k2 from cn


CO 26 sts
ROW 1 k2, p2, k2, p14, k2, p2, k2 (repeat all WS rows)
ROW 2 k2, yo, k2tog, p2, k3, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k3, p2, ssk, yo, k2
ROW 4 k2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, C4F, k1, yo, ssk, k2, p2, ssk, yo, k2
ROW 6 k2, yo, k2tog, p2, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, yo, ssk, k1, p2, ssk, yo, k2
ROW 8 k2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, C4F,  k3, yo, ssk, p2, ssk, yo, k2
Repeat from row 1 to row 8 until piece measures desired length
BO all sts loosely in pattern

Finished Measurements:
6.25" wide by 71" long


Popular posts from this blog

Which is stretchier, 1x1 or 2x2 rib?

Knitting with two strands of yarn - mohair and merino

Knitting in the round versus working flat, what’s the difference?