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Rainy Day Scarf

This little scarf is the perfect project for that lonely hank of yarn that you don’t know what to do with. And it is perfect for those rainy days when you want to craft, but you don’t feel like thinking and counting too much. It makes a quick gift for a special person too! This little pattern, is my go-to when I am tired of life and I just want to cuddle some yarn until I feel better. You really only need 100g of yarn. I prefer fingering weight, but I have done this in sport weight and lace weight too; just choose your needles according to your yarn. Don’t work too tight, then you won’t have nice drape – use needles suitable for a project that requires drape.


  • 100g fingering weight yarn (±400m /100g)
  • 3.5mm knitting pins (circular is recommended)


k – knit * k2tog – knit 2 together (decrease) * p – purl * slk – slip the next stitch knit-wise * st – stitch * yo – yarn over *


  • Cast on 5 sts.
  • Row 1: slk1, k2, yo, k1, yo, p1 (7 sts)
  • Row 2: slk1, k till 1 st remains, p1
  • Row 3: slk1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1 (9 sts)
  • Row 4: as row 2
  • Row 5: slk1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, p1
  • Row 6: as row 2
  • Row 7: slk1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k until 3 sts remain, k2tog, p1
  • Repeat rows 6 and 7 until you only have enough yarn to cast off.

How to wear

Place the widest part of the scarf in front.
Throw the ends over your shoulders, cross them at the back, and bring back to the front. You will see the one end hangs a lot lower than the other. Adjust the entire scarf now gently, to have the points hang at more or less the same height. Alternatively, secure the short end under the scarf and leave the long one to hang.

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