Free easy lace scarf knitting pattern

Knit Kirstie McLeod's cosy scarf in beautifully soft alpaca yarn. With its simple-to-work pattern it's a great choice for lace beginners.

Free lace scarf knitting pattern

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

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Easy lace scarf knitting pattern PDF

Lace scarf knitting pattern