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Simply Serene Scarf

You'll love this oversized knit scarf pattern not only for its chic look, but cool elegance and versatility!

By: Ashley Lillis from ashleylillis.com
Updated May 21, 2021
Simply Serene Scarf

The Simply Serene Scarf is a beautiful knit lace scarf, using the Irish Mesh stitch on large needles with super bulky yarn, making it accessible for all different skill levels. The scarf is knit back and forth on straight or circular needles and is finished with a fringe for a fun detail.

Though this lovely accessory looks beautiful as pictured, the pattern offers you some flexibility so that the width and length can be easily modified to fit your desired size. With a scarf as versatile as this one, you can dress up or dress down any outfit you choose.

This incredible pattern is eighth in a series of printable patterns we're releasing to celebrate AllFreeKnitting's 10th birthday!

Check out the rest here!

Be sure to head on over to Ashley Lillis's blog for the full pattern, too!

MATERIALS:

  1. US 15 (10mm) straight or circular knitting needles (or needles needed to obtain gauge)
  2. Approximately 350 yds/320 m super bulky weight yarn. Yarn pictured is Loopy Mango Big Cotton in Barely Blue (100% cotton)
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  4. 10mm Crochet hook for fringe (optional)
  5. Scissors

MEASUREMENTS:

Scarf measures approximately 14 in/35.5 cm wide by 70 in/178 cm long.


GAUGE:

9 stitches + 8 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Irish Mesh Stitch unblocked.


ABBREVIATIONS:

CO = cast on
K = knit
P = purl
PSSO = pass the slipped stitch over
RS = right side
SL = slip
SL1KW = slip one stitch, knitwise
SL1PW = slip one stitch, purlwise
WS = wrong side
YO = yarn over
Irish Mesh Lace Stitch
CO STS in multiples of 3

IRISH MESH PATTERN:

Row 1: K2, *YO, SL1KW, K2, PSSO last 2 STS, repeat from * to last ST, K1
Row 2: P to end
Row 3: K1, *SL1KW, K2, PSSO last 2 STS, YO, repeat from * to last 2 STS, K2
Row 4: P to end


SCARF INSTRUCTIONS:

Note: If you’d like to change the width of the scarf, you can either add or subtract CO stitches in multiples of 3 + 2.

Using 10mm straight or circular knitting needles, CO 32 STS

Row 1 (WS): SL1PW, P to end
Row 2: (RS): SL1KW, K2, *YO, SL1KW, K2, PSSO last 2 STS, repeat from * to last 2 STS, K2
Row 3 (WS): SL1PW, P to end
Row 4: (RS): SL1KW, K1, *SL1KW, K2, PSSO last 2 STS, YO, repeat from * to last 3 STS, K3

Continue Rows 1-4 until scarf measures approximately 70 in/178 cm, ending after a WS row. BO on RS of work.

Add fringe to ends and weave in any ends. Check out Ashley Lillis's blog post for a full PDF tutorial on adding a fringe.
 

Simply Serene Scarf
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I do love the look of it, however the yarn is $19.38 a skein plus, shipping, taxes and duty and you need 8 of them, it's going cost over $200 to make this scarf, this makes the project prohibitive due to cost for the average knitter. I've been searching the internet for days for a suitable substitute but so far no luck, it would seem that company is the only one to make a super bulky weight cotton yarn.

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