An alpaca scarf – isn’t that expensive? It would be, if you knitted a scarf that used lots of balls of yarn, but this design, created by Kirstie McLeod for Simply Knitting, uses just one.


“It’s a luxury yarn,” Kirstie says, “but you’ll find scarves on the high street costing more to buy than this does to make, and they won’t be made of British-grown pure alpaca!” Treat yourself to a bit of luxury for less than the cost of something mass-produced from lower-quality fibres. No draughts round your neck, and no bulky fabric down your front!

If you can't find the yarn we used for this scarf, you could substitute a DK-weight alpaca or alpaca-blend. Ask your local yarn shop for their favourite. The pattern would look great in a variegated yarn too, giving you even more choice!

You will need:

Toft Alpaca, DK Baby Alpaca (100% baby alpaca, 100g/230m), 1 ball of Steel

A pair of 4mm knitting needles

Eight buttons

Download your free pattern:

To download your free knitting pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save the pattern.


Easy lace scarf knitting pattern PDF

Lace scarf knitting pattern


Kirstie McLeodEditor, Simply Knitting

Kirstie is the Editor of Simply Knitting and Commissioning Editor of The Knitter, and what she doesn’t know about knitting isn’t worth knowing! She’s responsible for packing both magazines with gorgeous, fresh patterns by designers from all over the globe and bringing the biggest trends from the fashion world straight to your needles. When she’s not squishing new yarns, browsing the latest pattern collections, and travelling to knitting shows across the UK and beyond, Kirstie can be found working on her own knitwear designs – and she even finds time to crochet too! Look her up on Ravelry to see her latest creations, and follow her on Instagram at @kirstie.mcleod.

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