knit lace and cables scarf


I just wanted to let you know that I haven’t disappeared. My family have little crises so I try to be more available for them (and this means less time for Pattern Duchess). I can’t really talk about it yet… but I can say it is weighing me down.

I will be back to myself in no time – I just need some adjusting time.

Now – guess what I do when feeling stressed? Yeah, I knit. So I have finished a scarf and two bags.


knit scarf pattern coming


Bags need some lining, so I won’t show these yet. BUT, I will give you a little sneak peak of the scarf.

It is from pure cotton. Mercerized cotton, to be precise. Very summery and light. I used lace and cables (I’m so predictable) and zigzag edges.

I have finished knitting it, but I need more time though. I want to block it first and then I want to make some beautiful pictures. And I want to edit my pattern to make it more readable. (Someday I will show you my rough drafts and this ain’t pretty, but I’m keeping the illusion of perfection for now)


sneak peak - melancholy scarfThis scarf name is going to be “Melancholy scarf”. Why? I don’t know. I just missed my husband (he’s working in another country so I’ll get to see him  once a month) and it made me melancholic, so…

Oh, tonight is Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final. Are you watching it? For US readers and everyone else who doesn’t know – Eurovision is major song contest between European counties (with exceptions, I heard that Australia is participating?) and you can check it out on this Eurovision special page.


This year I’m so proud of Estonian song “Goodby to Yesterday”. Love it.

For all of you, who knows and cares – good luck 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Coming – Melancholy scarf pattern

  • 20. May 2015 at 15:10

    Hello Mari-Liis,
    first of all I would like to tell you what a beautiful person you are.
    Why? Well being there for our family when they need us is something we forget to do so easily nowadays.
    On top of that I red you only see your sweetheart once a month and this while u have 2 children as I understand. Well, ass they say in my country: CHAPEAU!!!
    Secondly I would like to thank you for the inspiration you give me. I don’t knit ass long as you and like to try out new techniques. The way you explain them is understandable for everybody. I was so happy finding you on Ravelry. I was looking around for something classy and feminine to knit as a birthday present for a colleague of mine. And look at once you where there. Fantastic, no?
    Last but not least, yes I watched the Eurovision yesterday. Both our countries are going to the final. Will cross my fingers for Estonia. Hope you like our song too. By the way, I’m from Belgium.
    I hope all goes well soon with your family. In the meantime I will miss you. But, knowing it’s for a good purpose, I can wait.
    Rays of sunshine,

    • 20. May 2015 at 15:24

      Thank you, Jo. Your words made my day. It’s nice to know that someone understands 🙂 By the way – I loved your song. Rhythm was so catchy and movement was very entertaining. I loved the singers (sorry I don’t know his name) expressions, so cool 😀

  • 13. January 2017 at 17:43

    I am sorry your husband is working far from home and you are seeing each other once a month. I lived a similar situation some years ago and know how hard it is. Hope yours does not last too long. As always, thank you so much for all the amazing patterns you share with us.

    • 14. January 2017 at 09:22

      Thanks Nilda. I’ll survive 🙂 But I have these waves of melancholy sometimes 🙂


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