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How to Knit a Chunky LACE SCARF (for Beginners!)



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today I'm gonna show you how to knit a

beautiful chunky lace scarf this is a

great pattern for beginner knitters

who've mastered the basics of knitting

and are looking for a new challenge

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knit this scarf before you start this

pattern you should be comfortable

casting on knitting curling and casting

off in this video you will learn how to

er Nover knit two together keep your

lace organized make a fringe and block

your scarf you lean six balls of Lanna

rosa ragazza lay in the color

eighty-four or roughly 300 grams of a

super bulky weight yarn you'll also need

one pair of 12 millimeter needles a pair

of scissors a measuring tape and a towel

for blocking

so now let's start casting on so you'll

notice that I'm using a pair of circular

needles I'm just going to be knitting

flat on these needles these happened to

be the only 12 millimeter needles I have

okay so let's get our yarn out and I'm

going to cast on 19 stitches so I'm

going to just use a long tail cast on

make my little Slipknot here and cast on

19 stitches so if you're not sure how to

work the long tail cast on then check

out this video that I've linked down

below and up on the top right corner to

learn how to cast on with the long tail

cast on alright so let's get 19 stitches

on our needle

all right so I've got 19 stitches on my

needle and I just want to make a quick

note about the needle size so we're

using a 12 millimeter needle which is

very large much larger than the

recommended needles for this yarn

because we are knitting lace so whenever

you knit lace you're going to be using a

needle size that is much bigger than the

recommended needle size because we're

going to be making yarn overs in our

knitting and so we want the fabric to be

airy and loose meant for those yarn

overs to really be nice and big so with

that out of the way let's get started

okay so Row 1 is actually the wrong side

so we're gonna start by slipping 1

purlwise now what that means we're gonna

take our right needle and instead of

purling into the first stitch right or

excuse me purling into the first stitch

like this with our yarn up front and

purling into that first stitch what

we're gonna do is just slip our needle

into the first stitch as if we were

going to purl it and then just slip it

right off the needle that's it okay

that's a slip 1 purlwise then we're

going to purl all stitches to the end of

row ok so that's pretty easy we're just

going to purl all of our stitches now at

any point if you don't know how to do

something I will link the technique in

the description of the video or I'll

throw it up in the top right corner so

that you can reference the technique if

you need more practice so here we go

we're just going to purl all the

stitches on this row

all right so I'm almost near the end of

my first row here's my last pearl stitch

there we go okay so I'm gonna turn my

needle over and now we can work Row 2 so

Row 2 is a right-side row and we start

by slipping one knitwise alright so what

this means is we'll take our right

needle slip it into the first stitch as

if we were going to knit right but we're

not actually going to knit that stitch

we're just gonna slip our needle in and

then drop the stitch over to our right

needle okay so that's a slip 1 knit wise

alright so now things get a little

interesting we're going to do what's

called a yarn over or ayo for short so

we're going to bring our yarn up to the

front okay that's all that a yarn over

is bring your yarn up to the front okay

that's it so before our yarn was like

this and we're gonna swing our yarn up

that's a yarn over okay so next we're

gonna do what's called an SSK also known

as a slip slip knit okay so what this

means is we're gonna take our right

needle we're gonna bring it into the

next stitch as if we were going to knit

okay so when we knit a stitch we go like

this right so we're going to slip this

stitch off

okay so slip and we're gonna do another

slip on this stitch so I'm gonna bring

my needle into that stitch as if I were

going to knit it but I'm not going to

knit it I'm going to slip it okay so

we've just slipped two stitches these

two stitches right and then we're going

to knit okay so I'm going to take my

left needle and go into the two stitches

that I just slipped

okay I'm sliding it into these two

stitches in the front okay you can see

it's right in the front so it's not in

the back like this okay we're going into

the front of these two slipped stitches

just like this and you'll notice that

the yarn over is right here okay and now

we're going to knit into these two

stitches so I'm gonna bring my yarn to

the back to the front right just like

we're knitting and then just knit into

those two slip stitches and that my

friend is an SSK or a slip slip knit so

an SSK is basically a decrease

it's a left-leaning decrease you can see

that the stitch right here is kind of

leaning towards the left right okay so

that's an SSK

okay so next we're going to do a knit

one knit one easy enough and we're gonna

do a knit two together and that just

means we're going to take our right

needle slip it into these two stitches

on our left needle just like this push

it in and then knit into two of them

okay there we go and that is also a

right slanting decrease okay all right

now we're going to do a yarn over again

so we're gonna bring our yarn to the

front that's all that a yarn over is and

then we're going to knit one there we go

okay so that is the repeat for Row two

so now it says we're going to repeat

from the asterisks which is right back

to the beginning of the yarn over and

we're just going to repeat that to the

end of the row okay so let's do that

again

we're going to bring our yarn to the

front and that is our Nover then we're

going to slip slip knit SSK okay so I'm

gonna push the stitches up a little bit

closer to the needle tips and I'm gonna

take my right needle bring it into the

first stitch as if to knit and then just

slip it off okay that's our first slip

then I'm going to do the same thing to

this stitch bring the needle over and

then as if to knit and then slip it off

okay so now comes the knit part I'm

going to take my left needle and go into

those two stitches that I just slipped

I'm going in to the front of the

stitches okay here you can see into the

front that I'm going to take the yarn

and then knit into those two slip

stitches and now those two slip stitches

have become one stitch right this stitch

right here okay so that's a SSK or a

slip slip knit now we're going to knit

one there we go

and then do a knit two together k2tog

for short so I'm going to bring my

needle over slip them into both of these

stitches right and then knit into them

okay and that's another decrease so two

stitches have now become one stitch

alright then we're gonna do a yarn over

okay and that's it all that a yarn over

is and then a knit one here we go and

that is it okay that's it so we're going

to repeat the process all over again

yarn over slip slip knit so we're going

to slip the first stitch as if to knit

slip the second stitch as if to knit and

then bring our needle into those two

slip stitches from the front okay and

then knit into those two slip stitches

and now two slip stitches have become

one okay then we're going to knit one

here we go knit one knit two together so

two stitches here I'm knitting into both

of them just like this

oh there we go knit into those two

stitches two stitches have become one

and then the last instruction is a yarn

over so again our yarn comes to the

front of the work front of the needle

and then we knit into that last stitch

and bada-bing bada-boom we have just

completed our second row alright so that

second row was a little bit complicated

so feel free to go back and re-watch

this row to portion if you need to there

are a lot of new abbreviations SSK and

the two together yarn over but that is

basically row two

now Row 3 is very simple it's basically

identical to Row 1 so what we're gonna

do is slip 1 purlwise so we're going to

bring our needle to the back of our work

ok

or excuse me bring the yarn to the front

of the work and then insert our needle

into the first stitch as if we were

gonna purl so from the top to the bottom

right and we're not gonna purl we're

actually just going to slip it off right

slip 1 purlwise there we go that's it ok

that's a slip on purl wise then we're

just gonna purl all of the stitches to

the end of our row ok so pretty

straightforward now just a little word

of warning when you get to the yarn over

like this right this is where we did our

urine over you'll notice that it's like

a big loop right there's nothing really

holding it in place and it's okay you're

just going to knit into that little yarn

over as if it were just a normal stitch

okay and that those yarn overs are

what's going to give us that lacy effect

so you can already see there's a big

hole here right and that's what's going

to make our work look really nice and

lacy so go ahead and purl all of the

stitches for Row 3

all right so here's my last purl stitch

and there we go all right so now we're

gonna turn our work over and work Row 4

all righty so Row 4 we're going to start

by slipping one knitwise so it sounds

familiar right

we're gonna take our needle and slip it

into the first stitch on our left needle

as if we were going to knit and then

just slip it right off ok so that's a

slip one knit wise then we're going to

knit 1 here we go knit 1 and now we're

back to the yarn over so we're gonna

take our yarn bring it to the front ok

and that's pretty much all there is to

it

that's a yarn over okay then we're going

to slip to knit wise who this gets

interesting so we're gonna take our

right needle slip into the first stitch

ok as if to knit and then just slip it

off ok

slip into the second stitch as if we

were gonna ditch and then slip it right

off okay that's it and then we're going

to knit 1 so here we go we're going to

knit 1 here we go and then we're gonna

do something called a p2 ss Oh Oh what

does that mean so p2 s s oath means that

we're going to pass the two slip

stitches over the next stitch so these

two stitches were just slipped okay this

one and this one so I'm going to take my

left needle go into these two stitches

just like this okay and then I'm going

to pass them over this stitch so watch

me go I'm just going to bring it right

over there we go pass them over this

last stitch that I knit okay and that is

a p2 sso alright so there we go so we

have just basically decreased two

stitches let's continue on we're going

to bring our yarn over so bring the yarn

over the needle and then we're going to

knit three here we go one two and three

there we go great okay so that was the

repeat for row four alright so let's do

that again we're going to repeat from

the asterisks so let's move our stitches

up front and we're going to bring our

yarn up for a yarn over then we're

going to slip two stitches knitwise so

we're going to insert our needle into

the stitch as if to knit slip it right

off do the same thing to the next stitch

insert it into the stitch and then slip

it right off and then we're going to

knit one here we go

knit one and then P - SSO we're gonna

pass the two slip stitches over this

stitch okay so here are two slip

stitches right here so I'm going to

insert them in my needle into those two

stitches at the front and then pass them

over this stitch so here we go let's

just pass them right over BAM

perfect there we go that's our P - ss oh

then we're going to yarn over so bring

the yarn up front and then knit three

okay here we go one two and three great

there we go so we're gonna repeat this

repeat alright so to complete the last

repeat of Row 4 together so we're going

to do a yarn over so let's bring our

yarn to the front there we go and then

we're going to slip to knit wise so here

we go we're gonna insert our needle like

this slip one off slip the next one off

as if we were going to knit and then we

are going to knit one so here we go or

next stitch we're going to knit into it

perfect and then we're going to slip

these two stitches these two slip

stitches over this stitch so I'm gonna

bring my left needle into these two

stitches and then just literally pass

them over that last knit stitch here we

go cool then I'm going to bring my yarn

to the front for the yarn over and

you'll see that the instruction says

that we're going to repeat from the

asterisks to the last two stitches and

then we're going to knit two for the

last repeat so here we go yarn is

upfront and the last repeat we're just

going to knit two whoops there we go

knit two and there we go knit two

alright so that is our row four so if

you've gotten this far that means that

you have completed the entire repeat for

this lace pad

now we would just repeat rows 1 to 4

until your scarf measures the desired

length so we would go right back to the

beginning Row 1 which is turning our

needle over slipping 1 purlwise and then

purling all of those stitches right

bring our needle to the back slip 1 as

if to purl and then just purl all of

those stitches ok so now I'm back to Row

1 and you would just work rows 1 to 4

that is your lace pattern repeat alright

so after a bit of knitting your scarf

will look like this you'll see these big

lacy holes and these are from the yarn

overs that we created and the SS KS and

the knit two togethers are what's making

these interesting shapes along our scarf

so don't worry if your scarf looks a

little bit chunky and not very open and

beautiful we are going to block the

scarf later on and that's going to

really open up the lace and make the

pattern really noticeable but for now if

your scarf looks like this then you are

on the right track

now in order to keep your knitting

organized I would recommend that you

write out the four rows on a piece of

paper and as you work each row use a

post-it note and then just over line or

underline what row you're on so if

you're on row one underline Row one like

this after you've worked Row 1 cover it

up so that you know that you're on Row 2

after you work Row to cover up bro - so

that you know you're on Row 3 etc etc

now the knitting is quite easy to read

in terms of the right and wrong side the

wrong side looks like this right it's

kind of pearled whereas the right side

looks like this right so it's pretty

easy to tell the right and the wrong

side where the tricky part comes in is

telling the difference between the two

right side rows Row 2 and Row 4 so

that's why I recommend just keeping your

and knitting organized and use a post-it

note to kind of cover up the rows that

you've already worked so that you know

what row that you're on if you purchase

the pattern you can always use the pdf

pattern for this

when your scarf is 70 inches or your

desired length then you're ready to cast

off

so casting off is pretty easy with this

lace pattern you would just cast off as

normal you can slip the first stitch and

knit into the next stitch and then just

pass the first stitch over the last

stitch okay so pretty simple bind off

here's a video that I'll link in the

description and above if you need a

little bit more instruction on how to

cast off basically a standard cast off

with a loose hand will do all right so

I'm near the end of my cast off and here

we go

so I'm going to get out a pair of

scissors here we go and then just cut a

length of yarn bring this over my needle

and then bring the last stitch over that

little length of yarn pull it through

and now it is secure awesome

all right so now it's time to block the

scarf I've got a little tub here that I

filled with room temperature water and

I'm just gonna take my little scarf

swatch and just drop it right into the

water really kind of submerge it into

the water all right so the reason why we

need to block the scarf is so the scarf

can really show off the lace really

really well and blocking is gonna do

that for us okay so we're just going to

submerge the scarf in this water for

about 15 minutes all right so it's been

15 minutes so now I'm just going to take

my scarf out and just push out as much

water as I can and yes I'm just knitting

a tiny little swatch of the scarf just

for this demo but of course your scarf

is gonna be really really big so here

I'm just gonna move this out of the way

and get out a towel and I'll just lay my

scarf onto this towel now for you if

you've got a really huge scarf then you

might need like several towels to really

dry it off so I'm just going to roll it

up here and Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam

get as much water out as possible and

now I'm going to lay out the scarf and

spread out the lace okay so now you can

see that the lace looks actually really

nice it's very open and now we could pin

this in place so that when it dries

it'll dry in this very open way and you

can really see the lace shine okay so

let's get out some needles and I'm just

going to use them to pin my scarf in

place so that it stays really nice and

open and the scarf is an even width all

the way down and you can use a measuring

tape to make sure it's the right width

or you can just eyeball it if you like I

don't need a lot of pins just a couple

to keep the shape of the scarf

all right so continue to do this across

the whole scarf all the way down and

then once you've done this just leave it

alone let the scarf dry overnight okay

so now my scarf has dried and it's so

nice and soft so I'm going to take out

the pins and get the scarf off the towel

so I just have a small little piece here

but your scarf will probably be really

long and

curious and going on for days and days

so we can really see the beautiful open

lease work now that our scarf is blocked

okay so now we're gonna attach the

fringe and you can see the leftover yarn

from the longtail cast on here so we can

just leave it on as part of the fringe

no need to cut it off so we're gonna

measure out about 10 inches of yarn for

the fringe I think this is a nice length

that gives a good swing a fringe you can

of course cut a longer or shorter length

if you like so we'll measure out three

strands and I'll use the first strand to

measure out the rest of the fringe

now I'm going to attach this to my scarf

so I'm gonna fold the fringe in half

like this and then I'm gonna bring out

an extra needle so this is a much

smaller needle than what I use to knit

the scarf I find it's a lot easier to

attach the fringe using a smaller needle

rather than our big 12 millimeter so I'm

going to turn the scarf over so that the

wrong side or the purl side is facing up

then I'm gonna stick my needle into the

top corner corner east corner of the

scarf so I'm going to grab the fringe

bundle and hook it on to the needle then

I'm going to grab it and then pull it

through to the other side

so I've pulled the fridge bundle through

and now I'm going to put the fringe into

this little loop like this

and then pull down and tighten it up oh

so I actually want to include this

leftover yarn from the cast on so I'm

gonna grab it and stuff it into the

fringe bundle knot and then pull

everything down cool so let's turn the

scarf over to the right side and now you

can see that the fringe has been

attached really nicely to the scarf and

there's a long tail here from the cast

on so I'll trim that right off so we can

do a final trim later on when all the

fringes are attached for now I'll just

leave it shaggy

cool so let's do that again I'll cut out

ten inches of yarn and then two more so

that I have three strands in total then

I'm going to turn my scarf to the wrong

side and we'll move about an inch over

from the first fringe bundle stick the

needle in grab the fringe and fold it in

half then I'll hook it onto the needle

and pull it through there we go so I'll

grab the fringe and throw it through the

loop grab everything and pull down cool

so we've just attached our second fringe

okay so a quick note when you look at

the front you'll see that both these

fringes have identical knots they look

like a smooth little button whereas when

we turn it over but not looks quite a

bit different so when we're attaching

the fringe we want to keep the knots on

each side identical you don't want one

knot to look like this and another knot

to look like this you want all the

fringes to be knotted in the same way on

each side and the way we do that is by

attaching the fringe on the same side

every time so for us that means we're

attaching on the wrong side so continue

knotting our fringe bundles across the

scarf on the wrong side until you reach

the other side of the scarf

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so all my French has been attached and

it looks so cute and swingy so let's

turn it over and see our fringe in all

its glory

and wow it looks amazing if I do say so

myself it's so fluffy I love it now you

can see that the fringe is a little bit

raggedy it's not a perfect straight edge

so what we can do is comb it out so that

all the fringe lays flat then we can

carefully trim across the fringe just

eyeballing a straight line and cut it

straight now it looks so nice and even

you can do a bit of fine-tuning and trim

a bit more but I'm really happy with it

so you can repeat the process on the

other end of the scarf then you can wear

this scarf out into the world super cute

so adorable thank you so much for

watching I hope you have an awesome lace

scarf that you can wear out and swing

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