Raindrops on Roses Shawl by Rachy Newin

Raindrops on Roses Shawl

July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in given stitch pattern
3.5 mm (E)
800 yards (732 m)
48”/122cm wingspan; 14.5”/37cm deep
low vision format available
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The Raindrops on Roses Shawl combines so many of my favorite things: gorgeous yarn, simple body, exquisite lace border, and my new favorite - beads!

The shawl is worked from the top down to form a gorgeous and easy-to-wear crescent. It uses only simple stitches, making it beginner friendly, and has just a touch of beads on the very edge, so it’s the perfect way to try beading for the first time!

Sample used Lowlander Yarn Studio Highlander Way, 760yds/190g in Coral Blush and 81 Toho size 6/0 silver-lined glass beads in Light Pink
Thanks to Lowlander Yarn Studio for providing the yarn for the pattern sample!

Yarn and Other Materials

  • 0-8+ stitch markers (optional)
  • 3.5mm hook
  • 1.25mm steel hook or other beading tool
  • 5g/100 size 6/0 seed beads
  • 800yds/732m/200g fingering weight yarn

The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn, but can easily be worked in anything from laceweight to aran. The shawl is designed to work well with solids, speckles, and lightly variegated yarns - the stitch used for the body shows off color beautifully.

The pattern calls for approximately 5g/100 size 6/0 seed beads. The number of beads will vary with any pattern adjustments made. If adjusting the yarn weight, adjust the bead size accordingly. You’ll need a steel crochet hook or beading tool to add beads as you go. The shawl is designed to use beads that coordinate with the yarn color, but works well with sharply contrasting beads, too.

When gauge is met, 800yds/732m/200g of fingering weight will net a shawl that has a wingspan of 48”/122cm and measures 14.5”/37cm down the back.

Extra repeats can be worked in the body and/or lace edging to customize the size and yardage, and the pattern includes a note for making the shawl wider/narrower without impacting the depth.

Skills required
ch, sc, hdc, dc, reading the work, working flat, skipping stitches
The edging adds beads as you work - tutorials are linked and this is an excellent first beading project!

The pattern is worked in one piece from the top down to form a crescent shawl that curves upwards. Beads are added as you go.

This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

Both a regular and printer friendly version are available! The pattern includes large photos on the first page and the last three pages, so print accordingly. The printer-friendly version has only one photo on the cover page, and less spacing so the pattern takes up fewer pages. For more details on what the printer-friendly version includes, see this page. If you are working from the printer-friendly version and are having trouble with a pattern, I strongly recommend checking the regular version. The text will be easier to read and it might have more detailed instructions.

Screen Reader Accessibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader accessible. The text is all in one column and headers are formatted according to the style sheet. The pattern is written out completely and the images have descriptive alt text.

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