scarf for my wife

I would like to try a lace scarf for my lovely wife. Some very simple but pretty patterns would be a great help here gents!

She has been complaining I never make her anything. I want to surprise her with this well before the fall comes.


VTandPTguy's picture

You might check out:

I just bought 10 hanks of Ella Rae Bamboo (70%)/Silk (30%) to knit this pattern as a stole; half that amount would be needed for a scarf.

Let us know what you end up knitting!


New York Built's picture

If memory serves me, you made her run about town with her friends, made her pull the intimates off a strange man, made her open up your blog to defend herself from your allegations, and made her make public a sordid tale of deception, innuendo and guile. Brother, make that scarf into a shawl...and you might break even.

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BuduR's picture

You're right, it's hard to believe the things men make us women do O.o
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scottly's picture

This was my first lace project and it was pretty easy and turned out great.

It's free by the way.

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That is a very nice looking scarf........simple but soft looking and classy.

Not too sure of the lace complexity you are looking for, but here are a few. Also not sure of the end use (winter wear vs. dress), (I made it longer and it blocked nicely) ( took longer than the less than a day noted on the site)

Raymiew's picture

I'm stuck on this one at the moment.

scottly's picture

I like that one!

WillyG's picture

If you're on ravelry, here's a free one I found, though I haven't tried. Looks very crisp, though.

I got some help picking a lace rib stitch from a lace stitch calendar and designed my own scarf to fit the yarn. For my purposes, I was going for man-friendly, but you could look through any stitch collection and make any (odd) number of panels as it suits your wife. Then you can tell your wife you "designed" it, too! Here's mine:

VillageKnittiot's picture

I've done a couple of the falling water scarves. One with 3 repeats, one with 4. It's a nice little scarf when you knit it up and block it out.

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I am a fan of the Berlin Brioche Scarf

steve kadel's picture

my first attempt at lace was a scarf and it turned out very well and was surprisingly easy
i believe it was called column of leaves
it was free pattern

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Good to hear from you again. I've been wondering how things were going. The idea of looking for a lace pattern that catches your eye, then making a scarf out of it is a good one. You can always add a border to it or just see how it goes. Lots of luck. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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