Summer Rain Scarf

The delicate lace and pastel colors of this scarf embody the appearance of droplets that settle over the ground and collect on flower petals. The scarf is worked in two pieces and seamed in the center with a fun fringe on either end.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 10” wide x 72” long

Gauge: 26 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Lace Stitch Pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Lace weight yarn Cauldron’s Path Merino Dreams (100% Merino; 930 yards [850 meters]/100 grams): Lavender Skies (MC), 1 skein

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): straight or 24” circular

Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; US size C (2.75 mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations

k – knit

p – purl

k1 tbl – knit stitch through the back loop

p1 tbl – purl stitch through the back loop

yo – yarn over

ssk – slip two stitches from the left needle, one at a time, and knit together

k2tog – knit two stitches together

cdd – central double decrease, slip the next stitch from the needle, knit the next two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the newly knit stitch. Two stitches decreased.

Special Stitches

incto5 – increase 1 st to 5 by knitting into the front, and then into the back, the front and back again, and the front one last time all in the next st. The same can be accomplished by knitting into the next stitch, yo, knit again, yo, knit a third time. However, sample used the first method.

 

Lace Stitch Pattern

Row 1 (RS): (K1 tbl, p2) twice, k1 tbl, (p2, k3, k2tog, k4, yo) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, yo, k4, ssk, k3) twice, (p2, k1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 2 (WS): (P1 tbl, k2) 3 times, (p9, k2) twice, p2, (k2, p9) twice, (k2, p1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 3: K1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl – 72 sts.

Row 4: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 5: K1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl.

Row 6: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 7: K1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2tog, k4, yo, k3) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k3, yo, k4, ssk) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl – 68 sts.

Row 8: P1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 9: K1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k3, k2tog, k4, yo) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, yo, k4, ssk, k3) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl – 64 sts.

Row 10: P1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 11: (K1 tbl, p2) twice, k1 tbl, (p2, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2) twice, (p2, k1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 12: (P1 tbl, k2) 3 times, (p9, k2) twice, p2, (k2, p9) twice, (k2, p1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 13: K1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl – 72 sts.

Row 14: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 15: K1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2tog, k4, yo, k3) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k3, yo, k4, ssk) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl.

Row 16: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 17: K1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k3, k2tog, k4, yo) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, yo, k4, ssk, k3) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl – 68 sts.

Row 18: P1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 19: K1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl – 64 sts.

Row 20: P1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 21: (K1 tbl, p2) twice, k1 tbl, (p2, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1) twice, (p2, k1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 22: (P1 tbl, k2) 3 times, (p9, k2) twice, p2, (k2, p9) twice, (k2, p1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 23: K1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2tog, k4, yo, k3) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k3, yo, k4, ssk) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl – 72 sts.

Row 24: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 25: K1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k3, k2tog, k4, yo) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, yo, k4, ssk, k3) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl.

Row 26: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 27: K1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl – 68 sts.

Row 28: P1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 29: K1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl – 64 sts.

Row 30: P1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 31: (K1 tbl, p2) twice, k1 tbl, (p2, k2tog, k4, yo, k3) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k3, yo, k4, ssk) twice, (p2, k1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 32: (P1 tbl, k2) 3 times, (p9, k2) twice, p2, (k2, p9) twice, (k2, p1 tbl) 3 times.

Row 33: K1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k3, k2tog, k4, yo) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, yo, k4, ssk, k3) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, incto5, p2, k1 tbl – 72 sts.

Row 34: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 35: K1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, k5, p2, k1 tbl.

Row 36: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 37: K1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2) twice, p2, yo, ssk, (p2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1 tbl – 68 sts.

Row 38: P1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p3, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 39: K1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl, (p2, k2tog, k4, yo, k3) twice, p2, k2tog, yo, (p2, k3, yo, k4, ssk) twice, p2, k1 tbl, p2, cdd, p2, k1 tbl – 64 sts.

Row 40: P1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p2, (k2, p9) twice, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p1, k2, p1 tbl.

Rep Rows 1-40 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat in 2 pieces from end to end. The two ends are joined in the center with kitchener stitch and fringe is added to either short side using a small crochet hook.

Size will differ if created in a heavier yarn weight or by adding more repeats than recommended.

Sample has 5 repeats on each half of the scarf for 10 repeats total

Pattern

CO 64 sts.

Purl 1 row.

Work Rows 1-40 of Lace Stitch Pattern until Scarf meas half of desired total length.

Note: Be mindful that the scarf will be blocked both width and length wise. It may be helpful to pin it out after a repeat and measure to determine how many repeats you’ll want for each side.

Finishing

Using a tapestry needle, hold both ends of Scarf together with WS touching and RS facing out. Join one end to the other using kitchener st, being careful not to seam too tightly. Give the joined fabric a little tug now and again to make sure it’s keeping loose.

Pin dry Scarf out to desired width and length, keeping the short ends flat and using one pin for each bud, pulling them out a little to create a ripple effect. Using lukewarm water, spray Scarf and allow to dry.

While Scarf is drying or after, attach fringe using crochet hook. To cut the fringe, choose a piece of cardboard that is the desired length of your fringe. Sample has 4” long fringe. Wrap yarn loosely around the cardboard 3 times and cut. Go in from top to bottom and pull up the 3 loops of your cut string. Then, grab the tails and pull them through the loop. Pull tight. Cut the dangling end of the fringe in order to separate the loops and end up with 6 strings hanging. Repeat along the edge of Scarf. For the sample, a fringe is placed in every other CO st. yarn ball

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