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Water Lily Lace Scarf

Designed by Jenny Stark

Visualize a pond filled with gorgeous, purple water lilies. Consider how the roots are firmly planted down in the mud at the bottom of the pond where they find stability and nourishment. Sense the cool waters, cleansing and sustaining the plant. Finally, reflect on the pristine beauty of the blossom that floats above everything – a symbol of purity, renewal, and grace. May the lovely colors of these yarns and the beauty of this lace pattern bring the same calming, lifting feelings to your mind as you create it and then wear it or share it.

LOOM: KB Sock Loom 2

YARN: 2 skeins Red Heart Soft in Guacamole and 1 skein Red Heart Soft in Watercolors. Yarn weight = medium/4. 100% acrylic.

NOTIONS:  Knitting Tool, Scissors, Tapestry Needle, Tape Measure, Cable Needle

SIZE: Fits adults

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Using the Guacamole color, working from left to right, cast on 36 stitches.

Rows 1, 3 & 5:  Knit all stitches.

Rows 2, 4 & 6:  Purl all stitches.

Row 7:  *Knit peg.  Wrap same peg 3 times.  Repeat from * to end of row.

 

Row 8: Peg 1- begin purl in bottom stitch on peg.

Drop top 3 wraps from peg.  Finish purl stitch.

*Next 6 pegs – drop the top 3 wraps from each peg.  Each peg will have a stitch on it and a long loop behind it.

Carefully place the stitches from pegs 6, 5, and 4 on the cable needle.

Drop the cable needle to the center of the loom temporarily.  Move the stitch from peg 3 to peg 6, the stitch from peg 2 to peg 5, and the stitch from peg 1 to peg 4.

From the cable needle – move stitch 4 to peg 1, stitch 5 to peg 2, and stitch 6 to peg 3.

Purl pegs 1-6.  Rep from * until the last peg.  Last peg – begin purl in bottom stitch on peg.  Drop top 3 wraps from peg.  Finish purl stitch.

Using the Watercolors color, repeat rows 1-8.

Alternate colors and repeat rows 1-8 until panel reaches desired length.  End with the Guacamole yarn.  Continuing with the Guacamole color, repeat rows 1-6 once more.

Remove the panel from the loom using the basic bind off method.  Weave in all yarn ends.  Lightly steam the scarf to relax the lace sections.

 

6 comments

  1. Such a lovely design, Jenny! It reminds me of a Monet painting.

  2. Looks like this will be a very complicated pattern. I will Try it (I THINK) when I get brave enough. I’m basically a newbe knitter and not that good at it.. It really is a beautiful scarf.
    Valerie

  3. Jenny Stark

    Thank you Brenda! The colors remind me of a Monet painting as well. Thanks for commenting. I hope you have a great day!

  4. Jenny Stark

    Hi there Valerie! Welcome to loom knitting. I know you will find so much enjoyment from this craft – and a bunch of new friends to boot 🙂

    One of the best things about this scarf is that it looks so complicated, but it really isn’t. It is mostly knits and purls, with a little shuffling magic on one row. I do have a video that shows how to work row 7 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wLQJ3Gcevk

    and row 8 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m4NhP1PZdA

    I hope that helps. Have a great day!

  5. Atarah Poling

    I think this is beautiful. I plan on making this with self striping yarn and joining the ends to make an infinity scarf. Fingers crossed 🤞 it turns out well!

  6. Should it be cast on 38? So that there is one on each end that isn’t crisscrossed? Because with 36, you don’t crisscross the first one, so you end up with 5 pegs at the other end. The math doesn’t work.

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