Niobe (pronouced nye-oh-bee), a variety of Clematis, is based on an old Shetland lace stitch—and is also one of my all-time favorite blooming vines.

This scarf is started by casting on only six stitches. The width is increased by one stitch every fourth row until the maximum width is achieved. Later, decreases are made at the same rate until just seven stitches remain to be bound off.

The pink/orange swatch was knit with The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Dragon Millipede to show how good the pattern looks in completely different yarns.

Like the stitch, but would you rather have a triangular or crescent shawl? You're in luck. Check out Clematis (triangle), and Cirrhosa (crescent).

Pattern details
  • Yarn: lace weight; 400 yards.
  • Model: The Alpaca Yarn Company Halo in Harmony; 514 yards in 50 grams; 78% alpaca, 22% nylon.
  • Gauge: 20.5 sts and 24.6 rows to 4 inches in garter stitch, blocked.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm).
  • Finished size: 80 x 13.5 inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted only.
Other buying options

Click below to purchase this pattern elsewhere, or to view other completed projects.