The main stitch is actually a variation of a stitch that had patterning on the return row; but I decided to just purl the return row and work the patterning on the right side only. The stitch resembles the leaves of the maidenhair fern - a very delicate lacey plant that I used to have in the garden. I'm not sure what happened to it. I'm glad that I was able to preserve it in lace.
Fern scarf was knit with Fantastic Knitting Zephyr lace
weight in Bottle Green. I have seen it done in violet - think of evening shadows in the forest - many other colours can be used as well.