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Racing Raindrops Scarf Project – Rowan Fine Lace Version

Racing Raindrops Scarf Project – Rowan Fine Lace Version

"Simple texture and soft lace-weight drape."

When Karen brought the beginnings of this scarf to our design team, we all agreed the little beads looked like raindrops. Once the scarf is on, the beads almost look like they're chasing each other around, even while they add a bit of weight to the soft drape of this lace-weight scarf. Do you know the A. A. Milne poem, Waiting at the Window? It reads in part: "These are my two drops of rain / Waiting on the window-pane. I am waiting here to see / Which the winning one will be. . . . All the best and all the worst / Comes from which of them is first." A whimsical poem for a sweet accessory!

Rowan Fine Lace knits up into wonderfully soft and lightweight pieces, and this scarf is no exception. We offer this pattern in two sizes. They both have the same wingspan, but the larger scarf has a slightly longer back depth that adds more fullness. We love the delicate drape of this lace-weight version, and find that the beads add a comforting bit of weight to the hand as well as an elegant, sparkly accent. Once blocked, both scarves can be worn multiple ways, with long ties to knot, drape, or to pin. And both sizes have 120 sparkling raindrops!

If you’d rather knit this with a fingering-weight yarn, just see our project page for the Isager Alpaca Merino 2 versionYou'll find everything you need for this project (including the pattern, if you don't already have it) below.

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 76"/193cm across long straight edge; approx. 10 (18)"/25 (46)cm deep at the center, after blocking. Smaller size shown. (The only difference between sizes is the back depth.)

YARN
Shown in Color 933 Aged.
Smaller scarf: 1 skein Rowan Fine Lace (437 yds/400m).
Larger scarf (not shown): 2 skeins Rowan Fine Lace (437 yds/400m).

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
One locking stitch marker. Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 130 size 6 seed beads.
US 13/14 (0.9mm) steel crochet hook (Beads for one scarf and proper hook available below).

GAUGE
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.

We think you'll enjoy the easy-to-memorize texture repeat and the simple sideways construction.

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. You'll love the results.

Printed Racing Raindrops Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)

Digital Racing Raindrops Scarf pattern. (Download)

Steel Crochet Hook. Small enough to bring light-weight yarn through a size 6 seed bead.

Beads. Size 6 Mill Hill seed beads, more than enough for one scarf, in Color 16010 Raindrops.

COLOR: 928 Porcelaine. Creamy white.

COLOR: 922 Cobweb. Pale blue with a hint of lavender.

COLOR: 920 Cameo. Peachy sand.

COLOR: 921 Antique. Vintage pink.

COLOR: 927 Era. Yummy plum.

COLOR: 925 Quaint. Mauve.

COLOR: 926 Vintage. Pale fuschia.

COLOR: 933 Aged. Teal blue.

COLOR: 923 Retro. Sea blue.

COLOR: 924 Patina. Muted emerald.

COLOR: 929 Gunmetal. Deep charcoal.

COLOR: 934 Noir. Night black.

COLOR: 937 Renaissance. Rosy red.

COLOR: 938 Revival. Dusty rose.

COLOR: 940 Sonata. Navy blue.

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