Saturday, September 14, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Wiggle Lace Scarf

  I call this one the "Wiggle Lace" Scarf.  It is a simple 4 row pattern repeat


 Materials Needed:

1 skein of worsted weight yarn, approx. 200 yds.
Size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) circular Knitting needle.  You will use a circular not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accomodate the large number of stitches.  I used a 29" length.

K = Knit
CO = Cast on
YO = Yarn over
K2tog = Knit 2 together


3.5 sts per 1 inch


Cast on at beginning of the row, otherwise known as knitted cast-on.  Tutorial here:


1. CO 8 sts using long-tail cast on method.
2. Knit

3.  (RS) *K2, P1, YO, K2tog, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
4.  CO 6 sts at the beg. of the row, P2, *K1, P2; rep from *.
5.  CO 6 sts at the beg. of the row, *K2, P1, K2tog, YO, P1, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
6.  P2, *K1, P2; rep from *

7.  Repeat rows 3 - 6 until you have 188 sts.
8.  Bind off as K2, P1.

My finished and (lightly) blocked scarf measured 68" L x 10" W.

Pattern can be downloaded, see at the bottom of this post (after all the photos).

Here is the pattern

Click on the link below, you should be able to download or print from there by clicking on "File".  If this does not work for you you may try switching from Firefox to Internet Explorer or vice versa.  Worst case senario you can copy and paste the directions into a word doc and print it out.  Enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

This made me think of my daughter-in-law. Perfect Christmas gift for her. She will love it! Thanks so much for sharing! grammiejh

Hetty said...

Thanks for the free patterns! I am a knitting coach at a senior center and we are going to knit scarfs for charity.

Betty said...

Pretty but don't you have to decrease after the increases?

kriskrafter said...

nope you do not decrease. If you did that you'd never get anywhere and your scarf would not grow in length. The directions are correct.

Judy @ said...

I just found your incredible site and your beautiful patterns. I've downloaded them all--the only question is which will I start with? I live in Wyoming, so I had to find out more about such a talented "neighbor" in Montana, and I read your profile and laughed out loud because Shenandoah is my all-time favorite movie too!

Thank you for your beautiful patterns. Add me to your list of devoted followers!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh...I just found your blog via a Ravelry pattern search and I have to tell you that I am loving all of your scarf patterns! I want to make one of each!

Susan said...

Should row 5 be K2, P1, K2tog, YO, P1 or K2, P1, YO, K2tog, P1 like row 3?

kriskrafter said...

Dear Susan, no, the pattern is correct. If you change it and do row 5 like row 3 it will not come out correctly.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon. Wanted to let you know I finished the scarf. I love it. Thank you for the pattern. I will be making more.

kriskrafter said...

Great! glad you like the pattern.

TheBestThing said...

I like your pattern very much! Thank you :-)

Unknown said...

Awesome patterns, just what I've been searching for !Thank you so much! Now to decide which to do first ...

Unknown said...

I just found your site while searching for easy, yet 'fancy' scarf patterns for xmas gifts. I'm hooked on your patterns. I'm an intermediate level knitter and am excited just reading the patterns. Can't wait to knit one! It's difficult to find free patterns that fit my preferences. Thank you for sharing your patterns and creativity!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this sweet pattern! Its just the perfect one for my mink yarn. Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern, I'm new to knitting, but all these stitches I can do :)

Unknown said...

Hi - I'm curious about the (RS) at the beginning of row 3. I don't see it in the list of abbreviations.

kriskrafter said...

re: Jeannie Parrishe, RS is a standard knitting abbreviation for "right side". WS would be "wrong side". This just lets you know what side you should be starting with.

Suzz said...

I too love all your scarf patterns. What type of WW yarn is best for draping? 8've knitted 2 so far but they are not draping as I would like (for gifts)
Thank you for your patterns.

kriskrafter said...

Dear Suzz, The yarn was:
Cascade yarns, "Venezia" worsted. It is a merino/silk blend.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. I've been looking for these types of scarves for an age and just wanted to thank you for the patterns. I love them. Dont know where to start lol. Many thanks again.

Unknown said...

Confused about how to actually end this pattern. After you reach the 188 stitches (instruction #7), do you bind off all stitches in the very next row?

kriskrafter said...

Terry Davis, Yes, it says to bind off so therefore you bind off as directed.

Unknown said...

I was wondering how I would be able to use Onion's Tussah Silk yarn (34% tussah silk 66% merino wool). The label says with a 4mm needle and 22 stitches and 30 rows you would get a square of 10 cm. I love the softness of this yarn and can well imagine how comfortable it would be to have around the neck - I would like to make several for Christmas gifts - mainly using your Wiggle Lace and Jefferson patterns.
Thanks for your help

Linda in Sweden

kriskrafter said...

Hi LInda,
If you use that yarn you'd get a much smaller scarf as the gauge is quite different from what the pattern calls for. You'd need to just keep knitting (repeating the pattern) until you get the size you want.

Alice Gamble said...

Thank you for all your free patterns. I really like these scarf patterns they are so pretty & will be warmer in the winter which can be cold here in Winnipeg Manitoba. I have made several in different yarns but the Red Heart varegated yarns are practical & really pretty in these patterns. Thanks again.

Unknown said...

I have just started to knit this......I absolutely love it.thank you so much for sharing.x

Penny said...

A little late to the party here, I hope you see this.
I am confused by the YO in: K2, P1, YO, K2tog, P1. After a P you would YO to do a K. Can you help me with that?


kriskrafter said...

see this video, this may help you:
Happy Knitting!

Linda said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I have been looking for a light spring scarf and I think this one is perfect.