A year or two ago, my friend Melissa of Colliding Stars (who just got two adorable baby hats that I wrote about here), asked me to knit a lacy scarf for her. At the time, I had just lucked into a huge stash of Classic Elite Waterlily yarn, and quickly whipped up this lacy scarf for her using a diagonal lace stitch I had fallen in love with recently.
Now that the temperatures are heating up and we are very clearly heading into summer, I thought I’d pull it out so you could also whip up your own Colliding Stars scarf.
I'm thinking this pattern would look great in cotton yarn (I have some Classic Elite Sprout yarn that would work perfectly for this! ).
With this scarf, you can stay cool when out in the sun, and wrap up all comfy-cosy when indoors in air-conditioning. Check out the pattern instructions below, or easily download the pattern PDF from Ravely here: Colliding Stars Scarf.
See you next week!
Colliding Stars Scarf
8in x 80in
Classic Elite Yarns Waterlily (100% extra fine merino; 100 yd [91m] /50g): #1919 Petunia, 2 skeins
US #13 (9mm) straight needles
Crochet Hook E/4 3.50mm
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
2 stitch markers
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
wyif - with yarn in front
yo - yarn over
Cast on 21 stitches (or a multiple of 5+2 stitches, and 4 edge stitches)
Knit 2 rows, keeping 2 edge stitches on each side separated by the stitch markers. Knit the first stitch on each row and the slip the last stitch purlwise on every row to create a selvedge.
Diagonal Ridges Pattern (Edge stitches not shown)
Row 1: K2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 2: P2, *K3, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K4, k2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K1, *p2, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: *K3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: K2, *p2, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 7: K2, *k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 8: *K3, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 9: K1, k2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 10: P1, *k3, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat pattern until scarf is as long as you would like. Knit 2 more rows and bind off all stitches (or until there’s one stitch left on needle if you want to work the optional crochet edging).
Optional Crochet edging
1. Switch to crochet hook, chain 4 stitches, and sc to first selvedge stitch on the side.
2. Sc into next stitch, chain 3, and sc into same stitch.
Repeat row 2 all along one side of scarf and cast off.
Weave in all ends. Soak/wet scarf and block to desired dimensions, making sure to open up eyelets so the scarf is light and airy.