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Bonfire Lace Scarf

This simple knit scarf pattern is the perfect project for summer. Light enough to wear on a sunny day and warm enough to keep chills at bay, the Bonfire Lace Scarf is sure to become a summer staple in your closet. Combine lace and stockinette stitches to look graceful in this delicate knit pattern. All of the pretty details in this scarf make it a summer essential. Bring in the rich colors of a roaring bonfire to feel fun and carefree all summer long.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.


  • Lace (85 g/3. oz;455 m/498 yds) Main Color (MC) Bonfire (33550) 1 Ball
  • Size 5mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking stitch

Measurements: Approx 9 x 60 ins [23 x 152.5 cm]


Cast on 1 st.
1st row: (WS). yo. K1. 2 sts.
2nd row: yo. K2. 3 sts.
3rd row: yo. Knit to end of row. 4 sts.
4th to 7th rows: Rep last row 4 times more. 8 sts.
8th row: yo. K3. yo. ssk. K3.
9th and alt rows: yo. K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
10th row: yo. K4. yo. ssk. K4.
12th row: yo. K3. (yo. ssk) 3 times. K3.
14th row: yo. K4. (yo. ssk) 3 times. K4.
16th row: yo. K3. *yo. ssk. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
18th row: yo. K4. *yo. ssk. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
19th row: As 9th row. Rep 16th to 19th rows until straight side edge measures 9 ins [23 cm], ending with a 19th row. Bias shaping: 1st row: (RS). yo. K3. *yo. ssk. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. K2tog.
2nd row: K4. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: yo. K4. *yo. ssk. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K2. K2tog.
4th row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3. Rep last 4 rows until longer side of Scarf measures 60 ins [152.5 cm], ending with 4th row. Shape top: 1st row: (RS). ssk. K3. *yo. ssk. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K3. K2tog.
2nd row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
3rd row: ssk. K2. *yo. ssk. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K2. K2tog.
4th row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3. Rep last 4 rows until 3 sts rem.
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.

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This is a pretty scarf that will not be boring to knit. It will certainly not be a scarf you see everywhere. I like lacy scarves. I just find they drape better. You can wear them in the office as well as outside over a jacket or coat. Thank you for the pattern.

I am at the Bias Shaping point but cannot figure out which part of the piece should be 9in before starting the next step. Help please!

The 9" is the width, so as soon as it is that wide you should start the bias shaping.

I was going to make this scarf but looking at directions, I am confused. I have a Patons Lace which is variegated. Just wondering what it will look like after. Can't quite figure out the pattern. So you are making almost a triangle shape and then where are your bias shaping rows going to? I wish you could add more pictures. A picture of it laid out instead of around a woman's neck would be great. I hate starting something and having to take it apart again because it just doesn't work.

I think I have it now. Worked on bias is the key to it all. OK, I have the yarn and going to start making it.

Can you tell me which side should be 9 in?

The straight edge is on the needles, the 9" is the width.

Can you clarify the straight side measures 9" I have a triangle lacy piece but no where near 60"

60 inches is the length of the entire scarf and 9 inches is the width, you're not supposed to be at 60 inches until after the bias shaping. What's on your needles should be 9 inches wide before you start the bias shaping decrease to make the other end match the beginning. Hope this helps, happy knitting.

What is WS on first row?

WS means wrong side, as in the wrong side of the work.

I plan on starting the Bonfire Scarf and my question is the instructions start with 1 stitch and continue with each row -- where do you end up wit the width meeting the measurements. Usually, you start with a set number of chain stitches equivalent to the first row's width. One stitch wouldn't work? Thank you for your response.

Yes it will. You start with 1 stitch but you are doing a yo at the beginning of each row-the yo is a new stitch on the next row, so you are increasing 1 stitch each row.


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