Racing Raindrops Scarf
A touch of sparkle and a gentle hand.
When Karen brought this scarf to our design team, we all agreed the little beads looked like raindrops, reminding us of the A.A. Milne poem, Waiting at the Window, that describes watching raindrops race down a windowpane. Once the scarf is on, the beads add a comforting bit of weight to the wonderfully soft drape of this lace-weight scarf.
We offer this pattern in a second size that has the same wingspan; a slightly longer back depth adds more fullness. Once blocked, each scarf is just the right size to wear multiple ways, with long ties to knot, drape, or to pin. Both sizes have 120 sparkling raindrops!
Approx. 76”/193cm across long straight edge; approx. 10 (18)”/25 (46)cm deep at the center, after blocking. Note: The only change in size is the back depth.
Smaller scarf: 1 skein Rowan Fine Lace (437 yds/400m); shown in Color 933 Aged. Or approx. 437 yds/400m of an equivalent lace-weight yarn.
Larger scarf: 3 skeins Isager Alpaca Merino 2 (270 yds/247m each); shown in Color 2 Light Natural Grey. Or approx. 775 yds/708m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn.
Note: Both lace-weight and fingering-weight yarns are knit to the same gauge.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Approx. 130 size 6 glass beads (this allows for a few extras).
US 13/14 (0.9mm) steel crochet hook for placing beads.
1 locking stitch marker. Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 22 sts = 4”/10cm in texture pattern, before blocking.
Approx. 28 sts = 4”/10cm in texture pattern, after blocking.
Note: As you block texture ridges open, your stitch gauge will draw in.
Don’t be intimidated by placing beads in your knitting! We have a photo tutorial on our Ravelry group that walks you through the easy steps for placing beads with a crochet hook. You’ll love the results.