Marishka Lace Scarf – Free Knitting Pattern.

knitted lace scarf

Ta-da! Lace scarf was the first pattern I shared on the Internet. Since then this post has been constantly quite popular on my web, but I don’t think many people actually made it. My explanations probable were not the clearest, so I’ve always wanted to make a better job of it. So here’s an updated version – the instructions are hopefully more clear. I also added edging both on the sides and on top and bottom.


  • Any yarn that blocks well. I used DT Craft & Design Sock Canvas (366 m/400yds in 100g/3.53 oz, 75% merino, 25% nylon fingering weight). I used about 250m for a small child’s scarf (17×90 cm or 6.5×35.5in)
  • Needles in the size that will give you soft lacy fabric, i.e. a couple sizes more than you would use for socks or a sweater with the yarn of your choice. Do not use needles that are too large either, or stitches will lose their definition. I used 3.5 mm/US4
  • Scrap yarn for life lines /strongly recommended
  • Darning needle


Gauge is not important for this project. I suggest making a swatch to determine how many pattern repeats you would like to have, depending on desired width and your gauge. My gauge was approximately 28 sts and 30 rows for 10×10 cm /4x4in.


This pattern requires some knitting experience – it uses a few unusual stitches and techniques. The stitch count changes throughout the rows, too. There are several links to in-line videos available to help you. It is probably to the best pattern for beginners.


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