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Nellie Lace Scarf
Nellie Lace Scarf
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The Nellie Lace Scarf is the perfect way to keep your neck cozy while still remaining comfortable during warm weather days. Knit in a tabby gray color, this knit scarf pattern is an ideal neutral addition to your wardrobe. The delicate lace design really adds something special to this scarf. The feminine quality lends itself well to such a beautiful knitting scarf pattern. Imagine this beauty blowing in the wind as you take a walk on a gorgeous spring afternoon. Both functional and stylish, the Nellie Lace Scarf is a free knitting pattern you don't want to miss. Get your yarn and knitting needles ready!

NotesTo make scarf longer work extra rows of center portion


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

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

Gauge24 sts and 36 rows to 10 x10cm in patt using 4mm needles

Finished SizeLength: 184cm (72in), Width: 28cm (11in)

Materials List

  • Artesano Alpaca Silk Lace - SFN38 Tabby Grey (2 x 50g)
  • 1 pair 4mm needles



Loosely cast on (or use a provisional cast on) 61 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Next row: K2, (yf, k2tog, k2) to last 3 sts, yf, k2tog, k1.
Knit 6 rows.
Start pattern
Row 1: (K3, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, ssk, k2) to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all alt rows: Knit.
Row 3: (K2, k2tog, yf, k3, yf, ssk, k1) to last st, k1.
Row 5: (K4, yf, k3tog tbl, yf, k3) to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows.
Row 11: K5, (k3, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, ssk, k2) to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 13: K5, (k2, k2tog, yf, k3, yf, ssk, k1) to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 15: K5, (k4, yf, k3tog tbl, yf, k3) to last 6 sts, k6.
Knit 5 rows.
Rep from Row 1 until work measures approx 115cm (45in)
Knit 1 row.
Next row: K2, (yf, k2tog, k2) to last 3 sts, yf, k2tog, k1.
Next row: K4, (m1, k9) x 6, m1, k3. 68 sts

Horseshoe Lace Pattern

Row 1 and every alt row: Knit.
Rows 2 & 4: K1, (k1, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k1) to last st, k1.
Row 6: K1, (k1, yo, k3, sk2po, k3, yo, k1) to last st, k1.
Row 8: K1, (k2, yo, k2, sk2po, k2, yo, k2) to last st, k1.
Row 10: K1, (k3, yo, k1, sk2po, k1, yo, k3) to last st, k1.
Row 12: K1, (k4, yo, sk2po, yo, k4)to last st, k1.
Work 12 patt rows once more then Rows 6-12 again.
Knit 4 rows.
Cast off loosely.
Pick up sts from cast on edge and work Horseshoe Lace again.
Darn in any ends.


slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
make 1 st by picking up loop lying between sts and working into the back of it
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The pattern cannot be completed successfully using the instructions found here, there is an error. When the pattern instructs to pick up provisional cast on and repeat the horseshoe lace pattern, it cannot be done, the pick up is 61 stitches, the pattern repeat is 11 2 border stitches, which cannot be completed on 61 stitches, so you must do the the centre pattern at least once, to give you the increase of the additional 7 stitches needed to complete the horseshoe lace pattern.

Looking at this pattern, I can see that it should be rated "intermediate," and not "easy."

It looks as if there are two patterns for one scarf. Am I wrong? Do you knit the two separate patterns and combine them? I must be missing something. Each pattern alone would make a nice scarf. I saved the pattern and will probably knit two scarfs. I will use one pattern for one and the other pattern for the other. I always like lacey scarfs.

It's all one pattern for one scarf.

I do not understand the pattern. You start with 61 sts. Work the middle of the scarf then you end with increasing to 68 sts. Then you work the horseshoe lace pattern at each end. Except one end of the scarf has 68 sts and the other end 61sts. Could someone please explain.

The scarf is made so that you are doing the middle first, then each end but this pattern has errors in it. One end will have 68 sts and the other end only 61, so the ends will not match, indicating there is an error in the pattern.

Another delightful pattern demanding to be knit I wonder, does anyone else have this problem? Do the patterns speak to other knitters? I need to know. This particular pattern has so many possibilities - a delicate fabric when knit, this scarf would set off a summery frock or gown. It would also go well with muslin or fine cotton -- or any of the finer fabrics -- a perfect gift for one's self or for a special friend or relative

What is your point, exactly?

Rude much? There is a member interested in engaging with other knitters, so she shares how motivation/inspiration works for her and you only engage for the 5 seconds it took to be as rude as possible.


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