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Jun 12, 2009
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This elegant little scarf is a study in contrasts: A knitted panel in soft, plush mohair is surrounded by a crocheted lace edging in a smooth, light linen blend. The resulting sweet confection is the perfect gift—if you can bear to part with it.
Book Excerpt from Feminine Knits

Updated PDF July 8, 2009

Designer Lene Holme Samsøe
Finished Size About 7" (18 cm) wide and 34" (88 cm) long.
Yarn DK weight (Light #3). Shown here: Coats Fonty Kidopale (70% kid mohair, 30% polyamide; 275 yd [250 m]/25 g): powder 300, 1 ball (mohair), and Coats HP Løve Lima (38% linen, 31% cotton; 31% viscose; 223 yd [104 m]/50 g): powder 211, 1 ball (linen).
Needles U.S. size 6 (4 mm). U.S. size D (3 mm) crochet hook.  Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4" (10 cm) in lace pattern with mohair.

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on Feb 23, 2010 2:00 PM

There is a mistake in the pattern in row 9?

Bebiteherm wrote
on Feb 16, 2010 1:41 PM


r.pavlick wrote
on Jan 27, 2010 9:26 AM

I traveled to Europe through Amsterdam this past fall, 2009.  I took my steel needles through JFK in carryon luggage.  When I  change planes in Amsterdam, my carryon luggage was reinspected, and my steel needles were confiscated.

lbd wrote
on Aug 21, 2009 9:58 PM

KayB is correct regarding an ERROR IN THE PATTERN.  I did notice that alternate rows of diamonds are elongated, but just kept going and now that I'm about 3/4 done, I don't dare start over.  It still looks delicate and intriguing.  I'll make the next one eliminating rows 9 & 10.

lbd wrote
on Aug 21, 2009 9:51 PM
on Jul 28, 2009 1:18 PM

Hello, I made this lovely scarf according to the pattern and do not see a problem in the finished product.

However, I have been unable to find a yarn I like for the crocheted edge. I've tried many. I'm going to try Euroflax Sport next. I find it very frustrating that Interweave Knits prints patterns using discontinued or unavailable yarns. The kidopale for this is available at only one source online in 4 or 5 colors (not the one in the pattern) and the linen is nowhere in the world, unless I travel to Denmark and search the LYS there!!

Please, Interweave Knits staff, do not use unavailable yarns or do print alternative choices for the yarns that will have the same look. Lastly, please respond to the comments here. I have checked back regularly since June about the yarn for this pattern and now people have been inquiring repeatedly about a possible mistake in the pattern. If this area is not for questions about the items found here, you should post a note that it is for comments only and will never be responded to by the staff of Interweave Knits/Knitting Daily. Otherwise, I do enjoy both the magazine and website and appreciate the free patterns and archived info available.


Ann Peeples wrote
on Jul 17, 2009 11:33 PM

I sorry some you gals cann't print it out. I just downloaded, then opened and copied it. I really want to try to make it for my  granddaughter to be. It just looks like her.  Grannie

LakayaP wrote
on Jun 29, 2009 12:01 AM

so pretty! I cant wait to try this. and then to try it with all my favorite yarns to see the different effects it makes in each.

GinaN wrote
on Jun 27, 2009 6:46 AM

I went to and there was no corrections for the Lace scarf so I must assume the pattern is correct.  I know I must not assume anything but, how else can we figure this out?

GinaN wrote
on Jun 26, 2009 4:43 PM

Someone please confirm that there is an error in the Lace scarf pattern.  I believe KayB and thank her for finding it but would like someone from Knitting daily to confirm this, please.   KayB did you make the scarf with just  rows 1-8? I am somewhat of a novice knitter and need help.

OdileD wrote
on Jun 23, 2009 4:42 AM

To knit on the plane he rule is:  the knitting has to be started before you get on.  They didn't say anything about metal needles, but I used bamboo, just in case.

skooterbunny wrote
on Jun 20, 2009 1:46 PM

PLEASE, can anyone explain why it takes so many pages before you actually get to download the pattern you are offering.  Too many hoops to jump through, and such a time waster.


I love some of the patterns, but when you ask "download Patterns" I click on, and I get another page, and several more pages before I can ACTUALLY download the darn pattern.  Really not user friendly and very irritating to go through this.

skooterbunny wrote
on Jun 20, 2009 1:43 PM


Has anyone confirmed this error?  I am Not dis-believing the poster, just confirmation from designer would be great news.  Just to make sure this correction doesn't affect the remainder of the pattern.  I haven't noticed any feedback from this site stating this correction is in place.

I would also like to thank this KayB for posting this information.  Great work.


ERROR IN LACE SCARF PATTERN Rows #9 and #10 should be eliminated. The pattern should be worked Rows #1 to #8 and then repeated. Look carefully at the scarf picture on page 2, all diamonds are the same size. If row #9 and #10 are included one set of diamonds become elongated and all are not the same size. KayB

CaitJ wrote
on Jun 18, 2009 12:17 PM

Just one small suggestion:  I finally was able to see  the scarf when it photographed on the model.  The 'u' shape on the scarf photo alone makes the pattern indistinguishable, except for the edging.  I think photographing it on a darker background would help for all your photos.  I have found your photos hard to see when done on a light background. 

I am a fairly new knitter and will have to figure out the chart, but hope to be able to finish this one with a minimal amount of struggle.  It is such a beautiful scarf, I may not be able to give it away.................

PatriciaH@24 wrote
on Jun 18, 2009 5:59 AM

Great pattern, if I could download it and get a picture

k_burrows wrote
on Jun 16, 2009 6:03 PM
ERROR IN LACE SCARF PATTERN Rows #9 and #10 should be eliminated. The pattern should be worked Rows #1 to #8 and then repeated. Look carefully at the scarf picture on page 2, all diamonds are the same size. If row #9 and #10 are included one set of diamonds become elongated and all are not the same size. KayB
Maddie wrote
on Jun 16, 2009 7:07 AM
I travel from east coast to west and to Asia and have never had a problem with my needles until this spring coming out of Mexico. It was a United flight but depends on the Country. This was the PV airport. I love the pattern.
CyrelB wrote
on Jun 15, 2009 10:00 PM
For those of you that do not read charts, I write the pattern out from the chart and each row is on a separate piece of paper. My problem with this pattern is that when I get to row 9 I am short one stitch at the beginning and have one stitch too many on the other end. I have knitted this pattern twice on two different size needles and come up with the same problem. I need some help. Cyrel B.
Karen@19 wrote
on Jun 15, 2009 6:36 AM
We're going to Europe for my nephew's wedding in the fall. How do you get knitting needles on the plane? I've just assumed with all the other restrictions that they wouldn't be allowed.
AudreyF@2 wrote
on Jun 14, 2009 9:48 PM
I travel quite often from the East Coast to the West Coast, plus Europe and I have never had a problem with my knitting needles. You will be surprise how many folks are knitting in airports and airplanes now. Safe travels. San Francisco Bay
Zaz wrote
on Jun 14, 2009 8:54 AM
thank you so much for this pattern from paris france. this is exactly in line with what i am doing now: knitting with a crochet or other fancier knit trim scarves, hats, mittens :-) "les grands esprits se retrouvent"-
Rebecca@8 wrote
on Jun 14, 2009 7:13 AM
I regularly knit socks while traveling, and have never had a problem with dpn metal needles at airports in the US. However, the size of the needles may matter - many things like screwdrivers are permitted only if no longer than 7". I could see TSA having a problem with long, large size steel needles.
rkseau wrote
on Jun 14, 2009 1:11 AM
This scarf pattern is just what i have been looking for. Is this pattern in written form as i dont follow charts very well? Sue
rkseau wrote
on Jun 14, 2009 1:08 AM
This is just the scarf i wish to knit. I downloaded it but i cant follow graphs. Is there a written version of the pattern Sue
HeatherS@3 wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 9:14 PM
Heather re:Lace Scarf, I have just finished downloading the Lace Scarf, and as I was doing so thought that there was something very familiar about it. Realizing later that it is in Interweave Knits recent issue, ( which I have just bought) could be the reason why! Anyway, it's good to have it in page form as I thought that Sandy's suggestion for slipping it in a plastic sleeve and pinning it to the front pocket when one is flying was rather brilliant. I shall be trying this out in August when travelling to Rarotonga for a holiday. Thanks Sandy. Cheers, Heather
jessica@237 wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 10:24 AM
Thank you for the pattern although I had already purchased the Summer 2009 Interweave Knits Issue which is was in! I have started the project for the panel lace but have had a difficult time finding the yarn for the crocheted portion. Can anyone tell me where to purchase the yarn that is used in this pattern? By the way it is absolutely beautiful!
CarolS@5 wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 10:13 AM
I have never had any type of knitting needles confiscated on a plane, metal or wood. Check the airlines' website for allowed carry-ons and call the toll-free number and ask. I also print out the pages from the website with the allowances highlighted if the security officers question me. Also, using round needles helps. SSSK equals slip, slip, slip, knit 3 slipped stitches together. A double decrease. For abbreviation help go to
GinaN wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 7:40 AM
Where can I buy the yarn called for in the pattern? What other yarn, name, can I buy to use for this scarf? Help!
on Jun 13, 2009 6:10 AM
I alway travel with knitting needles on a plane. I called the official site to ask about the knitting and was told they are now allowed (with the exception I believe still in London). I usually travel with bamboo needles but have taken my metal needles if I am knitting socks without a problem. If any one questions me (very rare) I remind them of the policy and have always been allowed to take them with me.
Diane@6 wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 3:47 AM
I'm curious too, about sssk. I am thinking that it is slip,slip,slip, knit (slipping 3 stitches to right needle then knitting them all off together). . . but don't hold me to that. I was just wondering where I have some scrap yarn to try it out and see.
MariaP@2 wrote
on Jun 13, 2009 1:54 AM
I've knitted this lovely scarf already last year for my mom out of the danish book, but I am thankful, I am getting this pattern in english on top now, thanks Sandi. The result is really amazing. It is a lovely lacy scarf. Also the other designs in the book are beautiful. Thanks to Lene for this.
rhonda@4 wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 11:58 PM
I also love the scarf but haven't managed to print it out, what is the trick? Also what is the abbreviation sssk?
Jutta wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 10:26 PM
You must be using metal needles . . ??? I have never had my knitting confiscated and take it every time I fly. I use Rosewood needles (wonderful to knit with) or Bamboo would be ok also. I think it is the metal that the officials consider 'dangerous' or a possible weapon. Sad what this world has come to! A good thing we can get our mind off it by creating beautiful things, Hope this helps you get your projects "on board". Jutta
Mary AnnS@2 wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 8:47 PM
Am amazed that you can carry knitting on to a plane! My needles are confiscated every time I try to carry a project on board. If I want to knit, I take the I'm going to do Thursday with this lovely lace scarf as my project. Thanks, Sandi. Mary Ann
Evelyn@2 wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 7:39 PM
Evelyn D.There is no way I can print the pattern for the lace scarf. I;ve tried every way possible, it will not print. I really want the pattern. Is there any other way I can print it? I am trying the same way I print every other pattern.
PamelaG@4 wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 5:54 PM
Very compelling pattern - can you recommend a yarn sub since those are not available in US? Thanks!
KellyS@2 wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 3:22 PM
Thank you Sandi for another great pattern, and it really is perfect for traveling. I am planning on using your technique in the very near future!
ToniK wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 3:21 PM
I have the perfect yarn for this lovely pattern. Thank you!
Carol Y wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 3:13 PM
Thank you! This is very sweet. I like the crochet edging - I may have to try it.
DebbieR wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 3:04 PM
THANK YOU for yet another beautiful pattern that makes my fingers itch! As soon as I finish my son's sweater, I'll be very ready for something smallish and easy to carry--this is just the ticket!
MiaM wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 2:08 PM
Thanks so much for the free patterns! Such a great way to introduce a new book!! Regarding Helen's question: Good question - you could swatch it, I suppose, which will let you know if it's right for the pattern or if you'll be tearing your hair out in a few rows ... That's usually the way I do it. I, too, have an odd yarn I want to use and I'm going to swatch it in this pattern -- like angora, it's fuzzy, but it's also very fine like mohair. Personally, I think your angora will work, but may be a little less ethereal than the mohair. Have fun with it!
HelenVee wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 1:49 PM
This is lovely. Thank you for the pattern. Does anyone know if angora yarn works for lace? I have a small amount of some beautiful angora just waiting for the perfect pattern. Could this be it?
AudKnits wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 1:45 PM
Thank you, Knitting Daily, for another fantastic pattern. I have just the yarn in my stash, and can't wait to make this sweet scarf!
Rami wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 1:44 PM
Thank you Sandy! This really is the perfect travel project...I'll be taking it on the road with me tomorrow :-)