Good River Scarf - Free Pattern September 5, 2022 13:52

 A great beginner lace pattern, the Good River scarf may be worked to any length, using just one ball of yarn. It uses yarn overs, and decreases such as k2tog, ssk (slip, slip, knit) and a double-decrease sk2p (slip, knit 2 together, pass).

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Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Measurements
Width: 3¼" / 8 cm
Length: any length

Worsted Weight (CYCA #4 Medium):
Shown in: The Fibre Co. Cumbria (90% wool, 10% mohair; 100 grams, 216 yards / 236 meters): 1 hank
Color Shown:  Scafell Pike

Knitting Needles
Size US 6 (4 mm): straight, or size recommended for your yarn.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle

17 sts = 3¼" / 8 cm and 24 rows (3 row-repeats) = 3½" / 9 cm in Lace Panel. Gauge is not critical for this pattern.



CO 17 sts.

Est Seed St: K1, *p1, k1; rep from *.
Rep the last row 2 times.

Next Row (WS): K1, p1, k1, place marker (pm), p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, pm, k1, p1, k1.

Work in Lace Panel until desired length, or about 60" / 152 cm of yarn remains, ending after a WS row.

Remove markers and work 3 rows in Seed St as est at beg of pattern.

BO all sts in Seed St.
Weave in ends. Block flat.

Pattern Stitch

Lace Panel
(panel of 17 sts; also, see chart)
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1,
sl m, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, p1, k1, sl m, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, sl m, k1, p1, k1.
Row 3: K1, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k1.
Row 5: K1, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k1.
Row 7: K1, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, p1, k1, sl m, k1, p1, k1.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1–8 for Lace Panel.


BO: bind off
beg: begin(ning)
cm: centimeter
CO: cast on
est: establish(ed)
k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
mm: millimeter
p: purl
pm: place marker
rep: repeat
RS: right side
sk2p: slip1 st purlwise, from the left needle to the right needle, k2tog, pass slipped st over knit st created by k2tog
sl m: slip marker
ssk: (slip, slip, knit) slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the right needle; return sts to left needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over