Pretty spring scarves: Or, what to knit for Mother’s Day

Pretty spring scarves: Or, what to knit for Mother's Day

Whether you’re barely beginning to thaw out or already thinking about concerts in the park on a cool summer night, a lighter, leaner scarf might be just the thing to keep your knitting needles (and crochet hooks!) happy and your neck cozy in the weeks to come. Or your mother’s, for that matter — Mother’s Day is right around the bend:

 1. Kozue by Kirsten Johnstone, lace for minimalists

2. Spring Lace Infinity Scarf by Linda Thach, lovely mix of textures, knitted in linen (free pattern)

3. Trellis Scarf from the Purl Bee, nice transitional piece (free pattern)

4. Celes scarf by Jared Flood, full-on lace I could imagine wearing myself

5. Striped Cotton Cowl from the Purl Bee, how to make a cotton cowl fantastic (free pattern)

6. Claudia Scarf by Rebecca Jackson, an elegant slip of crochet (free pattern)

7. Spring Tuck by Rose Anne, love that strip of lace in the gossamer stockinette

8. Kelly’s Frothy Crocheted Scarf by Kelly Jahraus, super-simple single crochet on a big ol’ hook

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21 thoughts on “Pretty spring scarves: Or, what to knit for Mother’s Day

  1. So many lovely choices! I especially like Spring Tuck. I’ve been working on a design for a herringbone scarf that’s knit up in different pieces with the herringbone in opposite direction every other section.

  2. I was just thinking about Mother’s Day. I knit her Ishbel by Ysolda for Christmas so I’m brainstorming something other than neck-wear to make. These are all lovely though.

  3. The minute I first saw that trellis scarf, I put it on my list of things to make. And yes, it’s for my mother. And I love the simple beauty of the Frothy Crocheted Scarf, but I hate working with laceweight yarns so it probably won’t happen.

  4. These are really great ideas and I’m so happy there in one page since my mom is so picky with the knits I make her. It’s a little difficult to help her find a pattern that she likes. Thank you!

  5. I have been dying to do a lace stole to take when traveling after seeing a gorgeous pink one a plane ride in Europe. No reason you can’t be chic even on a plane trip. Now I just have to decide which one. BT always seems to win out though. Thanks for a great currated list of options. And thanks for the crochet options as well. Every so often I switch to crochet for change of pace and these look great.

  6. Karen,
    Another fantastic, artful, creative post. Your blog is among the top 3 I check daily. Your blog just gets better and better. You have something for everyone. Even my friends who don’t knit (nope, cannot talk them into trying), love the blog. Your blog has helped be a better thinking knitter. I learn as you talk us through a critique of a pattern. I now think about what a designer sought to accomplish with their pattern and how to problem solve knitting a pattern. I love the store and every purchase is treat.

    Thanks so much,
    Bordergirl on Ravelry

  7. Wow those are all beautiful! You picked a really great range of textures and stitches. I particularly like 1 and 8 for their delicate take on the super basics. I think we all have an emotional attachment to stockinette stitch and large patches of it make everything instantly loveable. Or thus is my theory :P

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