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“Palm Springs” Feather and Fan Lace Scarf – Sport Weight

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“Palm Springs” Feather and Fan Lace Scarf – Sport Weight

Category: Scarves
Gauge: 5 sts/in in Stockinette stitch
Technique: Beginning Lace
Yarn Weight: Sport (12 wpi)

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Pink Feather and Fan Summer Lace Scarf

This is a sport-weight scarf with a four-row lace repeat.

Actually, only one of those rows is a pattern row, which makes this a great lace scarf pattern for beginners.

Learn to do lace AND catch and fix all common beginner lace mistakes - I supply 4 free videos to help you learn.

Although I wouldn't recommend knitting the scarf inside a movie theater, this pattern and the accompanying free videos will get you comfortable with Feather-and-Fan (Old Shale) lace.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: One size
  • Finished Measurements: 7.5 inches (19 cm) wide x 8.5 feet (2.5 m) long or whatever length you prefer
  • Yarn Weight: Sport (12 wpi)


  • Yarn: 400-600 yds (360-550 m) of any sport-weight summer yarn (cotton, linen, or silk, or a blend of any of those).
  • Needles: 1 pair straight needles,
  • Needle size: US 5 - 3.75 mm or size required to get gauge (5 sts/in)
  • Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle


  • 5 sts/in in St st

Shown: 2 skeins of Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk in “Berry Rich”

Pattern Notes

KnitFreedom's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.

Recommended Course: Feather-and-Fan Lace

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Learning to knit lace is like learning a new language - there are lots of ways to get tripped up. From new abbreviations to repeats and dropped stitches, lace is almost always confusing and scary for beginners.

The good news is, there are simple rules you can follow to find your way in any lace pattern. Learn how to knit lace patterns and always know where you are, plus find and fix mistakes, so you can approach any lace pattern with confidence.

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Video Tutorials for This Pattern

Feather and Fan Lace 1 – How to Do Basic Feather and Fan (Old Shale) Pattern
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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: - Current Version: 2.4
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    1. Hi Gwen!

      We’re so glad you’re liking our feather and fan scarf. In order to download the pattern, you’ll need to scroll up to the section that says “Download Pattern” then click on the blue typeface that reads “Feather and Fan Lace Scarf – Sport Weight (v2.4)”.

      Let us know if you have any troubles downloading. Happy Knitting! :)

    1. Candy Franks – KnitFreedom Customer Happiness

      Hello Avis,
      To access the pattern you will need to log in to the website. (If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up for membership)
      Happy Knitting,

    1. Hi Susan!
      For this pattern I used Lantern Moon needles, which are 10″ long. The stitches were kind of crammed on there, as I remember, but it wasn’t a problem. I hope this helps!

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