Racing Raindrops Scarf


This pattern has two variations with the same wingspan; smaller for a tidy scarf and one with a slightly longer back for more fullness. The sample was knit in fingering-weight yarn, but either scarf can be done in a lace- or fingering-weight yarn. (Both are knit to the same gauge.) Once blocked, each scarf is just the right size to wear multiple ways, with long ties to knot, drape, or to pin.


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 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.

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.