Bear Claw Scarfette

Somewhat two months ago I made this simple yet lacy and saucy scarf/shawl, named it Bear Claw Scarfette. It was really fun to knit and a great way to practice your lace skills. Here is a pattern for your enjoyment folks, it may not be right for the season, but lace yarn nowadays really is much more sophisticated and all you can indulge in! My new craving is Voile de la mer, Seaweed yarn with Seacell fibers and silk in it!

For this particular scarfette is 45″ length with the borders. Best if you have 100gr of a laceweight/fingering yarn, I had used only 64 gr for mine, hence I wish it was just a bit longer.

Materials: 2 (50gr) skeins of Habu Kinari (75% merino wool, 30% silk);270 yards / 50 grams
Needle: 2.75mm straight needle and 2.75mm double pointed needles.

Start work by provisionally casting on 38 sts.
And immediately start working the lace chart.
Lace chart repeat consists of 63 rows. All sts on the WS are worked as they appear: K the knit sts and P the purl sts.
Work the repeats as much as you like to obtain desired length.
End your scarfette by knitting only half of the main lace chart. Do not bind off, simply put your sts on a needle holder.

Using provisional method and shorter needles cast on 5 sts. And start working the chart, the last stitch worked the following way:
Slip stitch, pick up the stitch through the last stitch of the body of the scarf, psso. *Please see chart legend below.
All sts on the WS are worked as they appear: K the knit sts and P the purl sts.
Do not bind off, unravel carefully your provisional CO egdes and graft your borders with a darning needle to join or you can use a three-needle bind off technique.


On the chart here is not shown black dot, which is a purl stitch. Sorry for the inconvenience.


33 Responses to “Bear Claw Scarfette”

  1. pamela wynne says:

    this is really lovely — thanks for sharing the pattern!

  2. craftyminx says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Veronique says:

    Ooh, nice! Thanks for the free pattern!

  4. Beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing it and putting in chart form!
    Bunny hugs,

  5. Macoco says:

    The scarfette is very nice – thanks for providing a free pattern. 🙂

  6. Francesca says:

    Beautiful! And thank you for the pattern.

  7. Svetlana says:

    Olga, thanks for sharing the pattern, it’s lovely! You are such an inspiration! I’ve never done a knit-on border before, now I want to try.

  8. Miss Twiss says:

    What a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful scarf — thank you so much for sharing the pattern! I have a flax-silk laceweight blend on order from Fleece Artist/Handmaiden, and I think your pattern would be perfect for it. Lovely work!

  10. Pilar says:

    This is indeed a great pattern, just like this one.
    From the book Romantisk Country Strikke, Edited by Olivia Editors, Denmark.

  11. Thanks for sharing Olga your scarf is simply gorgeous.


  12. sahara says:

    That is a beautiful pattern; thanks so much for sharing the pattern. My holiday gift selections are shaping up quite nicely.

    Those colors in the Tilli Thomas are very exciting! See, this is why the ancestors won’t let me hit the lottery––I would “yarn out” so BAD…!

  13. erasmus says:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful work Olga. I’ve linked you from my blog because I have changed this pattern to make in to a half hexagon shawl.
    (jiva – posting as her cat)

  14. Chrissie Day says:

    Hi love your blog real fun love the scarf as well.can i ask you to email the name of the software you use for your charts.thank you

  15. Jodi says:

    Gorgeous pattern! Thank you very much.

  16. JoAnn says:

    In the key of stitches, I think you have not identified the stitch that is represented by a solid dot. Or am I reading this wrong?


  17. Dj says:

    The black dot is not identified. However, in looking at the picture it looks like it should be a purl stitch.

  18. fleegle says:

    Dear Olgajazzy–

    I would like to use your lovely scarf pattern for an introductory lace class. Would that be ok?

  19. dawn says:

    i am not sure how to read the chart i dont know where to start from i tried bootom right hand corner but then i am missing a stitch all the time please help as it is a lovely pattern and would love to it please e-mail me at thank you much appreciated.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I am new to lace knitting so I am unsure what you put in the YO’s on the WS rows?

  21. Morticcia says:

    breathtaking…i’m moving this up on the rav queue, straightaway!

  22. SYLVIE says:

    I’m putting this one on y to to list!
    thanks for sharing.

  23. Kelly says:

    Is this pattern from Romantisk Country Strikke, Edited by Olivia Editors, Denmark? I am unsure of some of your charting and would like to get the book for clarification. If so, you should have given them credit.

  24. Olgajazzy says:

    Hello, I have designed this pattern up myself using a stitch pattern from a stitch guide and put the chart up together, I never heard of that book nor as a designer I would ever do such a thing claiming someone’s pattern as my own.

  25. im not sure what i should do on the wrong side or even rows. help?

  26. OLGAJAZZY says:


    you simply purl on the WS side of it into all sts.

  27. betty bear says:

    I love the Bear Claw Scarfette pattern, however, I find that the chart shows only sts 14 thru 38.
    I don’t know how to find the full chart for this pattern. Or–what does one do for these sts.
    thank you for your help

  28. I am new to lace knitting. Do I sew the two sides of the scarfette together and then knit the borders? How do I knit the corners of the border?


  29. Eleanor Thompson says:

    Hi Olga I would really like to try knitting thisBear Claw Scarfette but the pictures are not to be seen anymore? I think they are the pattern charts?
    Is there somewhere i can see the full instructions and charts for this beautiful pattern? thank you so much! Eleanor

  30. pat says:

    There are no photos on this page. What happened? where can I find pics, or the charts??? Sounds like a lovely design… if I can see it!!

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