This is the first of a series of super easy lace scarf patterns. Well, the word pattern is a bit grand for what these are really. Perhaps “idea” or “concept” might be a bit more appropriate.

A striped lace scarf laid out on a pale background.

This lovely scarf is just about the easiest lace in the world. You just cast on an appropriate number of stitches, repeat four simple stitches until your scarf is as long as you want it or until you are almost out of yarn, then bind off (or cast off). That is it. Really!

If you like, you can add some edge stitches at the beginning and end of the scarf and of each tow.

This particular scarf was done by casting on 20 stitches (though any multiple of 4 will work). Slip the first stitch of every row, this counts as the first knit stitch of the k2 in the pattern.

Every row: *K2, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to the end.

Bind off (or cast off).

If you knit this is a natural fibre and block it, you will really open up the lace and bring out its real beauty as below.

A PDF with this pattern is available at my Ravelry store.

You can also check out the companion scarf: One-Row Lace Scarf 2 which is worked the same way, but with a different single row lace pattern!

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