When Karen brought this scarf to our design team, we all agreed the little beads looked like raindrops, reminding us of the A.A. Milne poem, Waiting at the Window, that describes watching raindrops race down a windowpane. Once the scarf is on, the beads add a comforting bit of weight to the wonderfully soft drape of this lace-weight scarf.
We offer this pattern in a second size that has the same wingspan; a slightly longer back depth adds more fullness. We knit this version in a 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. Both sizes have 120 sparkling raindrops!
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) or approx. 437 yds/400m of an equivalent lace-weight yarn.
Larger Scarf: 3 skeins Isager Alpaca Merino 2 (270 yds/247m each) 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.
Needles & Notions:
- 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.
- This is a physical pattern.