Jigsaw Lace Scarf

KC Knit Jigsaw Lace Scarf
  • SIZE: Approx. 9 x 60 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 350 yards sport or DK weight yarn. Model knit in Knit Picks Gloss DK (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk, 123 yards/50 grams, Aegean, 3 balls
  • NOTIONS: Stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked

The Jigsaw Lace Scarf features a geometric lace pattern bordered by stockinette stitch. Both written and charted instructions are included in the pattern. This intricate looking pattern is accomplished with just knits, purls, yarnovers, K2tog and SSK.

Gradient Cowl

KC Knit Cape May Gradient Cowl
  • SIZE: 7” x 66”, blocked
  • YARN: 2 colors of lace weight yarn designated as Color A and B. Model knit using Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace Weight, 100% Baby Alpaca, 440 yards/50 grams, one skein each of colors A – Carson, and B – Augusta
  • NEEDLES: US size 4 (mm) 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • NOTIONS: Row counter, stitch markers, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 16 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern

This cowl is knit using two strands of lace weight yarn throughout. Experiment with colors, using a monochromatic color scheme or complimentary or analogous colors. Cast on half the number of stitches and make it wider for a short cowl. The stitch pattern is comprised of four rows, two of which are knit, so it is easy to remember. The lace weight yarn creates a softly draping fabric.

Lattice Cable Cowl

KC Knit Cape May New Jerey Lattice Cable Cowl
  • SIZE: Approx. 7” x 50” blocked
  • YARN: 400 yards DK weight yarn. Sample worked in Knit Picks Capra DK (85% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 123 yards/50 grams), 4 balls of color Urchin
  • NEEDLES: US size 10 (6.00 mm) – 32” circular, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • NOTIONS: Cable needle, stitch marker, row counter, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 24 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in Lattice Cable pattern

This cowl features an interwoven cable pattern that looks more complicated than it is. The stitch pattern is easy to remember and the size 10 needles help the project to knit up quickly.

Serpentine Splendor Scarf

KC Knit Serpentine Splendor Scarf pattern
  • SIZE: Approx. 9 x 66 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 10 (6.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 450 yards worsted weight yarn. Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Company Mushishi, 95% Wool, 5% silk, 250g/491 yards, color 15 – 1 ball
  • NOTIONS: Stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 15 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, blocked

This scarf pattern features unique serpentine shaping along the edges and a subtle lace design in the center, creating a pattern that reminds me of a meandering path. The texture is accomplished with a combination of stockinette and garter stitch and the shaping is accomplished with easy increase and decrease stitches. The ends are pointed and finished with a tassel. Choosing a variegated yarn with subtle color variation and long color repeat produces a very interesting and unique scarf.

Twist and Shout Scarf

KC Knit knit pattern Twist and Shout Scarf
  • SIZE: Approx. 8 x 64 inches (without fringe)
  • NEEDLES: US size 8 (5.00 mm) 40-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. The long circular needle is necessary because the scarf in knit lengthwise
  • YARN: DK or light worsted weight yarn; 110 yards each of colors A, B, C, D, E. Model knit using The Alpaca Yarn Company Classic Alpaca: A – color 1820, B – color 2025, D – color 1808, E – color 1416, Paca Paints color 411
  • NOTIONS: Row counter, crochet hook
  • GAUGE: 18 sts & 20 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch

This scarf is knit lengthwise instead of crosswise, which knits up quicker. The process also creates some self- fringe. Part of the fun is choosing your palette of colors to create your stripes. Most of the stripes are worked in the garter stitch, with a twisted stitch added to some stripes for interest.

Candlewick Cowl

KC Knit Candlewick Cowl knit pattern
  • SIZE: Approx. 8 x 60 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 10 (6.0 mm) - 32” circular needle
  • YARN: 350 yards worsted weight yarn. Model knit in KnitPicks Reverie (80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Acrylic) 137 yards/50 grams, color Gemstone – 3 balls.
  • NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 18 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch

This cowl is worked in an open lacey pattern that complements the wonderfully soft and airy KnitPicks Reverie yarn, creating softness and warmth around your neck. Garter stitch edges the cowl and the size 10 needles help the project to knit up quickly.

Kilkenny Scarf

KC Knit Patterns Kilkeeny Scarf pattern photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 9 x 65 inches, blocked
  • YARN: 600 yards DK weight yarn. Model knit using KnitPicks Swish DK 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 123yards/50 grams, color Amethyst Heather – 5 balls
  • NEEDLES: US size 8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • NOTIONS: Cable needle, stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

This is a beautiful celtic cable design scarf. Choose a yarn that will give you great stitch definition so all the cabling will stand out.

Sailing the Seas Scarf

KC Knit Sailing the Seas pattern photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 7.5 x 60 inches, blocked to 8 x 68 inches
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, (5.00 mm)
  • YARN: Fingering weight yarn, model in The Alpaca Yarn Company Mariquita, 50% baby alpaca, 50% Tencel, 3.5 oz (100 g), 400 yds, color 5941
  • NOTIONS: Tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern

This scarf pattern is light and airy, perfect for a cool evening at the beach or cruising on the open water. Choosing a yarn containing alpaca provides warmth without weight. The stitch pattern is one repeated row, easy to remember for a take along project on a trip, and the scarf is reversible, looking great on both sides.

Cape May Cowl

KC Knit Cape May  Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 8 x 30 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 8 (5.0 mm) - 24” circular needle
  • YARN: 200 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
  • GAUGE: 20 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

This is a shorter cowl designed especially for seaside wear, when a cowl knit in cotton takes the chill off cool ocean breezes. Of course, knit in wool or wool blends makes it just as useful in cold weather. The lace pattern is feminine and very pretty. To make a longer cowl just double the number of cast on stitches and use 400 yards of yarn.

Swirling Waters Scarf

KC Knit Swirling Waters Scarf
  • SIZE: Approx. 9.5 x 65 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 9 (5.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 400 yards worsted weight yarn. Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Mushishi (95% wool, 5% silk) 250 g/491 yards, color 05 – 1 skein.
  • GAUGE: 17 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

This pattern creates a generously sized scarf that is warm but fashionable. The “Swirling Waters” are separated by changing widths of garter stitch to create interest. The color variation in the yarn also adds to the beauty of this scarf. The stitch pattern is reversible, looking great on both sides.

Waiting for Spring Scarf

KC Knit Waiting for Spring Scarf
  • SIZE: Approx. 8 x 60 inches, blocked.
  • NEEDLES: US size 8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 330 yards sport or DK weight yarn. Model knit in The Alpaca Yarn Company Classic, 100% Baby Alpaca, 50g/110 yards, color 1413 – 3 balls.
  • GAUGE: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked

This scarf pattern is light and airy, perfect for those last few chilly winter days that are hinting toward spring. Choosing a yarn containing alpaca provides warmth without weight. The stitch pattern is reversible, looking great on both sides.

Rain Dance Cowl

Rain Dance Cowl by K C Knit
  • SIZE:  Approx. 10.5 by 24 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES:  US size 10, 24” circular
  • YARN:  250 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • GAUGE:  12 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches in triangle lace pattern

This is a short cowl or neck warmer, worked in a triangular lace pattern on a reverse stockinette stitch background so the cowl is reversible.  It is knit on larger needles so the end product is soft and drapes well.

Hanging Diamonds Neck Warmer

K C Knit Hanging Diamonds neck warmer
  • SIZE:  Approx. 9 x 31 inches, blocked
  • NEEDLES:  US size 7, 24” circular
  • YARN:  DK or light worsted weight yarn; MC – 220 yards; CC - 100 yards
  • GAUGE: 24 sts = 4 inches in Diamond Drops stitch pattern

The Hanging Diamonds Neck Warmer is a short cowl.  The unique stitch pattern is created on the wrong side or purl side of the project.  The contrasting color edges are created using an I-cord cast on and bind off (instructions included with the pattern).  It is especially effective using a solid color for the I-cords and a close repeat variegated yarn for the diamond drops stitch pattern. .

Night Sky Cowl

kcknit.com Night Sky Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 8.5 by 58 inches blocked
  • GAUGE: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
  • NEEDLES: US size 7, 32” circular
  • YARN: 350 yards sport weight yarn. A glimmer yarn (one with metallic flecks) adds a starlight sparkle. Model knit using two yarns combined - 350 yards each of The Alpaca Yarn Company Glimmer Color 1382 and The Alpaca Yarn Company Halo Color 704 combined.

Night Sky Cowl creates a lovely scallop at the cast on edge. Incorporating a glimmer yarn (one with metallic flecks) gives the finished product some gentle sparkle, reminiscent of a starry sky.

Hop Scotch Lace Scarf

kcknit.com Hop Scotch Lace Scarf photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 9.5 x 64 inches after blocking
  • NEEDLES: US size 7 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 450 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn. Model knit in The Alpaca Yarn Company Classic, color 1821, 4 balls
  • GAUGE: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch

This stitch pattern reminded me of throwing stones into the squares of hop scotch. The “stones” are bobbles incorporated into stockinette stitch squares, interspersed with lace squares made with yarn overs. The side, top and bottom edges are garter stitch. This is a generously sized scarf and could easily be converted into a wider wrap by increasing the number of repeats for the lace pattern.

Highland Fling Cowl

Highland Fling Cowl by KC Knit photo
  • SIZE: Approx 7 by 54 inches blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: DK weight, 130 yards each of Colors A, B and C
  • GAUGE: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch

Highland Fling is a fascinating pattern to knit. You only work with one color yarn at a time in stockinette stitch, but the slipped stitches create a unique and interesting plaid effect. The edging is a narrow ribbing. This pattern is equally effective in different colors or monochromatic tones.

Garter Stitch Rib Scarf

garter stitch rib scarf by KC Knit photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 9 by 46 inches
  • NEEDLES: US size 7 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 300 yards sport or DK weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 18 sts = 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked

The Garter Stitch Rib Scarf is very versatile. It is a great project for both new and experienced knitters. It is reversible and depending on the yarn you choose, it can be worn by both men and women.

Broken Lattice Cowl

K C Knit Broken Lattice Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 7 by 43 inches, blocked to 7 x 52 inches
  • NEEDLES: US size 6, 29” circular; cable needle
  • YARN: 280 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn

For the Broken Lattice Cowl pattern look for yarn that has some shine to it – one that contains tencel or silk is great. This allows the light to reflect from the raised stitches of the “broken lattice”, which is a 2-stitch cable, creating a unique textural effect. The edging is garter stitch.

Coins in a Fountain Lace Cowl

K C Knit Coins in a Fountain Lace Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 6 by 43 inches unblocked, 7-1/2 by 58 inches blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 7, 32” circular
  • YARN: 300 yards fingering and 300 yards halo or lace weight mohair yarn combined or 300 Yards light weight sport yarn alone
  • GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches in blocked lace pattern

Coins in a Fountain is a swirling lace pattern that reminded me of coins under the water of a fountain. This brought back memories of a wonderful trip to Rome. The cowl really is quite pretty done in soft pastels. The edging is a modified seed stitch.

Openwork Ladders Scarf

K C Knit Openwork Ladders scarf photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 8 by 46 inches
  • NEEDLES: US size 10 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 175 yards worsted weight yarn. I used 2 balls of Trendsetter Dune yarn.
  • GAUGE: 14 sts & 18 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Openwork Ladders scarf pattern knits up quickly and results in a soft, easy lacey scarf, knit on large needles and worsted weight yarn. Try it with a yarn that has some bling.

Zig Zag Lace Scarf

K C Knit Zig Zag Lace Scarf photo
  • SIZE: Approx 7.5 x 58 inches before blocking, 9 x 62 inches after blocking
  • NEEDLES: US size 8 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 370 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 24 sts = 4 inches in Zig Zag Lace Pattern

Zig Zag Lace Scarf looks complicated but only requires knit, purl, yarn overs, and decrease stitches. The finished stitch pattern reminds me of lightening. The pattern knits up quickly and creates a generously sized 9 x 62 inch scarf that looks good on both sides.

Ocean Waves Scarf

KC Knit Ocean Waves Scarf photo
  • SIZE: Approx 9 by 50 inches, after blocking
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, 24” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 230 yards DK or worsted weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 20 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

This striking pattern is quite the eye-catcher. It's reminiscent of a great ocean day with the water undulating perfectly. Enjoy the waves.

Spiral Staircase Cowl

K C Knit Spiral Staircase Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approximately 58 inches x 8 inches after blocking
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 275 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 18 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch

Spiral Staircase Cowl is textured to resemble stair steps, edged with an open stitch, that spiral around the cowl. The stitch pattern is most effective knit is a light color yarn. The edging is garter stitch.

Lace and Seed Stitch Cowl

KC Knit Lace and Seed Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx 8 by 56 inches blocked
  • US size 7, 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 300 yards fingering weight yarn and 300 yards halo or mohair lace weight yarn, combined or 300 yards of sport weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches

The stitch pattern on this cowl forms a very interesting texture, especially when using fingering and lace weight yarns together. This allows the seed stitch to become quite visible. The lace pattern is just knits, purls, yarn overs and knit 2 together.

Mock Cable Cowl

KC Knit Mock Cable Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx 8 by 56 inches after blocking
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: DK or light worsted weight yarn (color A, 125 yards; color B, 200 yards; color C, 100 yards)
  • GAUGE: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Modified Seed

The Mock Cable Cowl was designed to utilize three colors but it can just as effectively be knit in a single color. The intricate appearing cable stitch is actually knit without a cable needle, using yarn-overs and decrease stitches. The edging is a modified seed stitch.

Feather and Fan Scarf

KC Knit Feather and Fan Lace Scarf photo
  • SIZE: 9 x 60 inches, blocked
  • GAUGE: Not important
  • NEEDLES: US size 8
  • YARN: 400 yards of lace weight yarn

This classic Feather and Fan Lace Scarf is knit using lace weight yarn for a light, airy effect. I recommend choosing a yarn containing alpaca for softness and warmth.

Gull Wings Lace Cowl

KC Knit Gull Wings Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 6.5 x 48 inches (unblocked), 7 x 54 inches (blocked).
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • YARN: 250 yards fingering weight yarn and 250 yards lace weight yarn, combined or 250 yards of sport weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches

Gull Wings Cowl was inspired by watching gulls flying over the ocean. The lace pattern looks more intricate than it is – just knits, purls, yarn overs and decreases. The edging is garter stitch.

Rose Garden Cowl

KC Knit Rose Garden Cowl photo
  • SIZE: Approx. 7 by 58 inches blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 8, 32” circular
  • YARN: 260 yards sport weight yarn for Color A; 125 yards lace weight halo or mohair yarn for Color B
  • GAUGE: 18 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch

The center section of the Rose Garden Cowl is lightly textured to resemble a picket fence with foliage peeking through. The rose buds and/or flowers border the “picket fence”. For the rose buds/flowers a variegated halo or lace weight mohair yarn is very effective. The edging is seed stitch.

Tulip Time Lace Cowl

KC Knit Tulip Time Lace Cowl
  • SIZE: Approx. 6.5 by 58 inches blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 6, 32” circular
  • YARN: 260 yards fingering weight yarn and 260 yards lace weight halo or mohair yarn, combined or 260 yards of light sport weight yarn alone
  • GAUGE: Not important

The stylized tulips on this Tulip Time Cowl are light and ethereal. It makes a wonderful cowl for early spring-time days. A solid colored fingering yarn with a variegated lace weight halo or mohair yarn works great.

Diagonal Lace Cowl

KC Knit Diagonal Lace Cowl
  • SIZE: Approx. 6-1/2 by 48 inches, blocked to 7 x 52 inches
  • NEEDLES: US size 9, 32” circular
  • YARN: 220 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 16 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Diagonal Lace Cowl works well in either a solid color or variegated yarn. The diagonal lace pattern provides interest without difficulty, using yarn-overs and decrease stitches.The edging is an alternating dot stitch.

Bouquet of Tulips Cowl

  • SIZE: Approx. 7 by 53 inches blocked
  • NEEDLES: US size 7, 32” circular
  • YARN: 330 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • GAUGE: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches

The inspiration for Bouquet of Tulips Cowl was the anticipation of spring after a long cold winter. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and I just needed to see something spring-like. It would be great in a lovely pastel tulip shade. The stitch pattern easy to master and the edging is seed stitch.