Dancing in the Rain Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Dancing in the Rain Shawl

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
One Size Fits All
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I love the rain. I love dropped stitches. And dropped stitches remind me of the rain! Dancing in the Rain is named after the dropped stitch sections, which remind me of raindrops and streaming water.

This knit is a fun, addicting asymmetrical triangle that is easily memorized and customizable. It is written for one 2 Mile Series skein of fingering weight yarn, which creates a lightweight shawl with a lot of drape. However, feel free to make this pattern yours by using the yarn weight and color schemes that you love! It would look beautiful in a solid, tonal, speckled, faded, or multi-color scheme.

This pattern is written using seven different sections that are repeated throughout the pattern, making it easy to adjust the length of your shawl as you desire.

If you are interested in learning more about the design, be sure to visit my Behind the Design: Dancing in the Rain Shawl blog post! Looking for affordable yarn suggestions, or color suggestions? Be sure to check out my Dancing in the Rain Shawl: Color Inspiration blog post!

This design was created as a collaboration with Running on Yarn, a new-ish indie yarn dyer located in central Wyoming. If you have the means, I recommend checking out her beautiful colorway options!

One Size Fits Most

Finished Width: 38 inches/96 centimeters
Finished Length: 46 inches/117 centimeters

It is easy to modify the length of this pattern.

Approximately 450 yards/100 grams of Fingering Weight Yarn

Designed using Running on Yarn yarn.

16 stitches, 32 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in garter stitch

Note: the gauge is not crucial to the success of the pattern, and your blocking can drastically change the gauge/dimensions of your knit.

US 8 / 5.0 mm knitting needles, long enough to hold a shawl
Darning needle

This pattern uses simple stitch patterns and a basic lace pattern.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters!

If you do not have the means to afford a paid-for pattern, please send me a message. For more information regarding my desire to make my patterns accesible, you may look at my designer profile.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

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