Simple Knit Lace Scarf with only 3 Balls of yarn!
Greyson Waves Knit Lace Scarf, a beginner friendly knit lace scarf that only uses 3 balls of Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ yarn. Learn how to knit a lace scarf with this easy tutorial. The simple lace looks like a chevron lace scarf knitting pattern in each color section. The color changes make it easy to keep momentum as you knit the scarf because you can’t wait to see how the next color will look.
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Making a Knit Lace Scarf
Working the Greyson Lace Knit Scarf you will see that it is a beginner lace pattern broken up by sections of garter stitch. The lace pattern used for this scarf makes it super easy to recognize mistakes, another reason this is great for beginners.
Starting your project I used the long tail cast on method. If you haven’t worked with this cast on before you can watch one of my other video tutorials to learn how.
Throughout this scarf you will see a basic chevron shape take form. To create this shape you will need to increase and decrease to get your peaks and valleys. Stitch markers are essential for keeping track of where you need to do special stitches and this is a great time to use them. Learn how to do this within your lace knitting in my video tutorial.
PRO TIP: Burry the ends of your yarn, this is a more secure way to finish your project. You will have quite a few ends with this lace knit scarf because you are changing color with each repeat. I prefer to burry them as I finish each section so that I don’t have them all at the end. Learn my method for burring ends with a video from my friend Anne Berk.
When you are a beginner knitter knitting can be intimidating because your stitches are always live. Working up a pattern, particularly lace, there is always a chance that you might make a mistake.
In crochet it is easy to rip out your work and have the correct stitch remain ready for you. With knitting, as you rip out, you are leaving the stitch live off the needle.
Start off by learning what a life line is for your knitting and when to you use it. Once you understand what a life line is you can learn 3 ways to add a life line to knitting. Always use a life line with lace knitting so you don’t have to worry about loosing your spot if you make a mistake.
Grab your copy of the FREE Greyson Waves Knit Lace Scarf from Yarnspirations.
*note: in the November 2019 pattern, Row 4 has a missing p1 before the repeat.
Video Tutorial for Greyson Waves Lace Scarf:
Get the link to the free pattern here: https://marlybird.com/marly-bird-3-2-1-gift-along/
What I’m Wearing in the video:
Love the shawl that I am wearing in the video? You can make your own with my FREE Crazy Stripes Shawl Pattern. This pattern is also made with Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™, just like all of the patterns featured in the Gift Along.
The shawl cuff that I am wearing in the video is by JUL Designs, which we featured in the 2019 Stocking Stuffer Event.