The projects I most admire in knitting are the delicate scarves and wraps worked in lace and fingering weight yarns. Sadly, there aren’t many comparable patterns in crochet. I’m not sure why that is but, hopefully, more crocheters will be inspired to experiment with designs in these lighter-weight yarns.
In the meantime, this is my first (humble) design attempt using lace weight yarn. Technically, the pattern would call for fingering weight as I used lace weight doubled. The yarn I used in my project is Knitpicks Shadow in Lost Lake Heather colorway. I have nothing but praise for the yarn….it’s a breeze to work with and the scarf is delicate and soft. I just might keep it for myself :)
Be forewarned, the pattern hasn’t been tested, so if you run into a problem, let me know.
Ziggy Lace Scarf
Materials used: size H hook, approximately 440 yds. Knit Picks’ Shadow.
Finished size: approximately 4 1/2″ x 57″.
[ETA: I used the lace weight yarn doubled for this project. You could substitute with 220 yds. of fingering weight yarn instead.]
Row 1) 2 dc in 4th ch from the hook, ch 1, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch) 3 times, ending with sc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2) 2 dc in same st as turning ch, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 2, 3 dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times, ending with sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3) 2 dc in same stitch as turning ch, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 2, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times, ending with sc in top of turning ch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length.