Inspired by the the awesome Dayflower Scarf at StitchinGirl, I decided to make my mother a lace scarf. But not the Dayflower Lace Scarf, mostly because I messed up a few times when I tried it. So this is the Susan Scarf, named for my mother. It’s very easy to make, hence the “lazy” in the title of this post. I made mine in random crochet cotton that someone gave me. It’s DK weight, so any DK weight cotton yarn would work for this scarf. Mind you, with scarves, I don’t worry too much about gauge, so really, any yarn would work, as long as you use needles a few times larger than the size recommended for the gauge.
Materials: One skein cotton DK yarn
U.S. size 8 needles (5 mm)
Finished dimensions: Approximately 5″ by 60″
Cast on 21 stitches and work four rows in garter stitch.
Over the next 60″, garter stitch for three stitches on each side of the lace pattern. Here’s the lace repeat, adapted from the Vogue Knitting stitch dictionary. Use the repeat over the middle fifteen stitches. Knit in pattern until the scarf is the desired length, approximately 60″, and then knit four rows in garter stitch and cast off. As with most lace patterns, this scarf will definitely need some blocking to flatten and show off the pattern.
SKP= Slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over the knit stitch
Row 1 (RS): K3, SKP, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1
Row 2 and all WS rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: K1, yo, k2, SKP, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k4
Row 5: K2, yo, k2, SKP, k2tog, k2, yo, k5
Row 7: K1, yo, k1, yo, k2, SKP, k4, k2tog, k3
Row 9: K4, yo, k2, SKP, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k1
Row 11: K5, yo, k2, SKP, k2tog, k2, yo, k2
Row 12: Purl
Repeat rows 1-12