Free Lace Knit Scarf Pattern: Skinny Leaves



The free pattern for this lace knit scarf is called Skinny Leaves not because the leaves are skinny – and it’s not designed for skinny people – it’s a skinny scarf that measures 4.5 inches (11.5cm) wide, and is 68.5 inches (174cm) long.

Knit with Araucania Botany Lace, which is actually a light fingering weight yarn, the scarf is lightweight but has enough substance that it’s perfect for cool autumn days.

The yarn is a hand-dyed wine color (colorway 2118).

Two basic lace stitch patterns are involved, with some eyelet rows where the wooden beads are placed (3 beads), and a knit-on edging.


You’ll need some lace knitting experience for this, but it’s a good practice piece if you’d like to improve your lace knitting skills, knit-on edging skills, and bead placement skills!


Download the free pattern from Ravelry, or the purchase the scarf on Etsy.

Happy Knitting!

4 thoughts on “Free Lace Knit Scarf Pattern: Skinny Leaves”

  1. I’m making this scarf; just got to Lacy Loopy Knit-on Edging. I find the instructions in this section very confusing. Help.

  2. I must be doing something wrong or misinturpting the open lace leaves sections. The rows with ssk don’t add up to 30 stiches.

    1. Hi – Here’s how the odd-numbered rows in this section should be worked –
      Rows 1, 3, and 5: K4, [(K2tog) twice; (YO, K1) 3 times; YO, (SSK) twice]
      twice; K4

      Written out: K4, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, ssk, k4 = 30 stitches

      Hope that helps!

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