Saturday, June 26, 2010

Free Pattern! Grapevine Lace Scarf

 So yay to free pattern! It was pretty simple and straight forward that I didn't really feel like charging $ for the pattern. So what the heck. Free is good. Everybody likes free stuff.

Here you go!

All you need is a worsted weight yarn and #5(3.25mm) needle. Straight or circular doesn't matter, and gauge doesn't really matter either. Since I wanted to make a thin and breezy spring/summer scarf...or..scratch that.  Actually it was the other way around...this pattern was born since I found this beautiful skein of Farmhouse Yarns Bonnie's Bamboo.  Slick and shiny and slightly varied color.  But you can use any other fiber--cotton, wool, aplaca, linen...anything you like.

Cast on 28 Stitches. If you want the scarf to be wider, you can do so by using the formula
(8x st)+12
so it could be 28 or 36 or 44, and so on.  If you feel like making this into a blanket, keep on adding that 8 till desired width,

Row 1-5 is seed stitch.
 RS : K1P1..to the end. Should end with P1.
 WS : P1K1...to the end. Should end with K1.

From here, we start the Grapevine Lace stitch with 3 rows of garter stitch border to prevent curling. This means the first 3 stitches and the last 3 stitches on both RS and WS are knit stitch.
*the stitches between the asterisks* means you repeat those stitches
The borders are included here, so don't worry about counting them, just follow what's here..

Row:1 -K5 *k2 tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2* to the last 7st, k7

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 - K3, P until the last 3st, K3.

Row: 3 -K4, k2tog, k1, yo *
k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2 tog, k1, yo* to the last 5st, k5

Row: 5 -   K6, yo *k3, yo, k1, ssk, k1, yo* to the last 6st, k6

Row: 7 - K8    *k2 tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2* to the last 5st, k5

Row: 9 - K7  *k2 tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, ssk* to the last 6st, k6

Row: 11 - K6, k2 tog  *k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, k2 tog* to the last 5st,k5

All you need to do is repeat those 12 rows until desired length.

After you complete the 12th row of the last repeat, do another 5 rows of seed stitch like the first 5 rows,  then bind off.

Block it off and you gots a nice lace scarf! weeee!

I'm sorry I only have a bad photo right now but I will update it in a bit!

I'd usually say "all rights reserved" blabla if you make stuff from my original design don't sell it etc, but this pattern is so generic..so go ahead and sell it if you wish.  But if you do sell it please mention AZURE and add a link to AZURE KNITS (http://knits.azure-m.com).  Thanks!


Jo said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern. It appears as though even a beginner knitter will be able to make it!!

AZURE said...

Hi Jo,
You're very welcome! Yep,the lace-y pattern makes it look a bit more tougher than it actually is. All you really need to know other than the bare basics are k2togs, ssk and yo-s. Hopefully this pattern will help beginners+s to take the next step :D
I hope I wrote it clear enough. Let me know if you have any problems :)

phlubadub said...

Your stitch count is off. For row 1 of the lace pattern I only count 26 stitches. Row 3 is the same. One row is 27, another is 29. Could you please print the corrections?

AZURE said...

Hi phlubadub, thank you for your comment!

For a lace pattern, it is very common to have different stitch count on each row. I also had times where I tried to count my way up and got confused since the number didn't match.

However, at the end of the whole repeat you will get the original number of stitches, so try completing one lace repeat, it should work :)

Melissa said...

There are errors. For example: in row 1, you say when to add the yo for the k2tog, but not for the ssk...

Magen said...

Hi! First, thank you for the lovely pattern! Second, I have found no errors while making this scarf. For those who are having trouble, follow the pattern carefully and you will be fine.

tracy said...

What a pretty pattern - I have a skein of Bonnie's Bamboo and this looks like the perfect pattern. I do have a question though - on the ravelry site, the pattern says to use 4.5 mm needles. But here it says 3.25 mm- which seems maybe too small for lace, but I know bamboo stretches a lot. Which size do you recommend?

AZURE said...

Melissa and Megan>
Hi! Thank you for your comments!
Yes--I have had a couple times when I was making this pattern that I thought I did something wrong, but every time that happened I realized I was looking at the wrong row or knitted the incorrect row in the previous one. But I made my scarf following this pattern for the last half of the pattern, so I guarantee! ;)

Thank you too for your comment, and thank you for spotting the error!
I had made a mistake on Ravelry; I used size 5 needles. However the suggested needle size is really just a suggestion, so if you feel 5 is too small for you I'd try for larger ones :)
I may though, suggest 5 over 7 if you're using that yarn since it could get pretty slippery. (I'm not sure if I'm a tight or loose knitter..)

Enjoy! :D

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Saskia said...

Thank you for this lovely pattern. This is the perfect introduction to lace knitting.

Tarah said...

That looks like a fantastic scarf. I've been looking for some good lace knitting patterns. Is this a pretty basic pattern? I'm kind of a beginner.

AZURE said...


Saskia>you're very welcome! I'm glad you like the pattern :)

Tarah>my reply is so late you may not be a beginner anymore! haha
This pattern is relatively easy and not extra complicated, but the stitch count varies row to row so I would say that there are much better option for a 'very beginner lace' scarf. This may be a good second beginner scarf.

Alex Bandit said...

Very actual information for me! Thanks alot petrolhed

Kaylyn Raymaker said...

I understand why on the second row and on there can be different stitch counts but shouldn't the first row (besides the border) add up to 28 since that is how many were casted on?

cdpquilter said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern. I found the perfect yarn in my stash. Cannot wait to make it.

Meira Shana said...

some designers use: multiples of 8 + 12

Perhaps that will help those not understanding the 8x's ...