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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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13 thoughts on “Rainy Day Scarf

  1. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern.

    1. The pleasure is all mine!

  2. Hi! Thank you for the lovely pattern! I’m wondering in the first row, near the end, how are you doing the yarn over before the last stitch – a purl?
    Thank you for your help!

    1. It feels like a yarn over twice. Bring yarn forward, over the needle, and forward again.

  3. Thank you, lovely pattern! While I appreciate that finished size will depend on yarn chosen and needle size, what is approximate size of finished? Is it more like a scarf, or a small shawl? Also, I’m thinking of knitting it in a DK yarn, as I live in a cool/cold climate, and I have a lovely skein of hand- dyed dk yarn. Your thoughts on it in this weight? I’d use needles larger to get good drape but still keep it “squishy” and warm. Warm wishes, Jo-Anne

    1. 100g DK small scarf, 100g Fingering, bigger scarf, 150 gram fingering – nice shawl. If you are using DK, I suggest about 5.5mm – 6mm needles to get that drape and soft hand.

  4. Thank you for the lovely shawlette pattern. I do have a question for you. What exactly do you mean by “free of copyright “?

    1. You can share it any way you want. I just got tired of policing people who were constantly sharing and stealing my patterns. So now I give it away and I couldn’t care less what you do with it. That way, I can’t get upset when I see illegitimate use of my patterns. If you like it, make a small donation and pass the pattern on.

      1. Re your comment about getting tired of policing: How very sad to think that this problem exists among this group.

        Your generous spirit shines through. Good for you. Your patterns are lovely. Thank you.

        1. You have no idea. There are groups on Facebook with the sole purpose of illegal pattern sharing. Once caught and closed down, they simply start another group. Whatsapp groups are also on the rise, with the exact same goals. Pathetic indeed. ‘Sharing is caring’ is their motto. Wonder who is supposed to ‘care’ for the designers. I can’t stand these people and trying to reason with them is draining; the stupidity is just too much. So I’d rather not. I give it away and forget about it. I live in peace; they clearly don’t.

          1. I am still surprised and saddened that is happening at that level. But I understand your position. The internet has made theft of intellectual property, like designer’s work, so difficult to police that it seems like “ownership” of a creation just doesn’t exist. Not the same issue but I too had to decide whether to live angry or let it go. I choose to live with peace and forgiveness.

            Thank you for your design. It is lovely and I think I will have my daughter learn to knit from this pattern. It works up so beautifully yet is simple enough for beginner knitters.

  5. I am a relatively new knitter. I dont understand where the increase is in the pattern.

    1. The increases are made with yarn overs.

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