Lindsay LewchukPatterns, Scarves

Whether dressing to impress your Marc Antony or luxuriating by the banks of a river, Cleopatra Scarf weaves the romance of ancient Egypt into a symbolic graphical scarf. The great pyramids at Giza, with their varying heights, are emblematic in the triangular lace. Surf down the curving tributaries of the Nile on the ebbs and flows of the cables. The tassels with the blunt ends fashion the hair style indicative of the time, while the ovular shape represents the small ovals hanging from Cleopatra’s opulent court.

Pattern is fully written & charted. Tech Edited by Katherine Vaughan.


Finished Measurements:
6′ 4.5″ x 5.75″

1 skein Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton 100g
US 3/ 3.25mm needles
Yarn needle

30 sts and 38 rows over 4″/ 10cm.

Special Notes:

  • As seen in Lace One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace. Storey Press 2013.
  • For the complete story behind the pattern, including photo tips, please check out my (original) blog: “Insanity Meets Its Match.”
  • Optional: in order to alter the color wave, I stripped one strand of yarn off, flipped it, and rewound the yarn before beginning. This completely optional step changes the color wave from solid black on one end to solid cherry on the other. By rearranging the strands, I knit it up with 3 strands black and 1 strand cherry on one end and 3 strands cherry and 1 strand black on the other.