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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To learn all about this pattern, be sure to watch my design overview video.

Main Features

  • fun, addicting knit (worked flat)

  • uses just one skein of fingering weight yarn

  • features simple lace knit stitch motifs

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

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 customized. 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. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions in one PDF file, but the pattern is organized such that you can easily print either the written or the charted instructions -- no need to waste ink and paper!

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, an indie yarn dyer located in central Wyoming. If you have the means, I recommend checking out her vibrant colorway options!

One Size Fits Most
Width: 38 inches/96 centimeters
Length: 46 inches/117 centimeters

It is easy to modify the length of this pattern.

500 yards/460 m; 125 grams of Fingering Weight Yarn

Designed using Running on Yarn 2 Mile Series, shown in Blue/Seaglass.

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

US 8 / 5.0 mm circular knitting needles, minimum 32”/80 cm long
Darning needle

This pattern uses simple stitch patterns and a basic lace pattern, including KFB, SK2P, and YO techniques. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner interested in learning new stitch patterns. I include linked video tutorials in the pattern to techniques that may be new to you.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:

“It was a fun knit.”
“I just love the stitches”
“I loved all the stitches and the experience”

This pattern was updated Sep. 22, 2020 to include charted instructions, an updated layout, linked tutorials, and more!

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!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have concerning the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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