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Long Raindrops Knit Cowl Scarf

This Long Raindrops Knit Cowl Scarf is a reversible knit and purl design that is great for beginners. It’s an easy-to-memorize eight-row repeat pattern that is knitted in-the-round on circular needles.

You may also customize this design with different yarn colors or create a longer wrap-around infinity scarf.

Get your free written pattern instructions with a video tutorial below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Short Cowl Scarf knit in in two colors of beige and light blue yarn colors with long raindrops texture displayed on mannequin.
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Knitted Scarf Sizes and Construction

3 Sizes:

  • Short Cowl One-Color: 12 x 24 inches (30 x 61 cm)
  • Short Cowl Two-Color: 13 x 24 inches (33 x 61 cm)
  • Long Infinity Scarf: 8 x 60 inches (20 x 152 cm)

Texture Design: This Long Raindrops knit stitch pattern creates elongated, vertical lines resembling a rainy downpour. This pattern is created by knitting rows of four alternating 1×1 rib stitch pattern.

Beginner Level: The scarf is easily created with a simple combination of knits and purls.

Easy Knit + Purls: This scarf texture is included in my Knit Stitch Pattern Book, available in both printed and E-book formats worldwide.

Shape: A rounded cylindrical shape.

Bottom Up: The scarf is created from the bottom up knitted in-the-round on a circular knitting needle.

Reversible: This is a reversible pattern, so the texture is visible and looks great on both the right and wrong sides of your work.

Knitted infinity scarf in dark blue yarn on mannequin with Long Raindrops texture.

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Short Cowl Scarf knit in long raindrops knit stitch pattern with beige color yarn displayed on mannequin.

Knitting Supplies

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Knitting Needles

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Knitting Tools

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Knitting supplies of blue yarn color, knitting needles, scissors, and a tapestry needle with long raindrops scarf cowls.

Yarn – Bulky Weight #5

Feel free to use any fiber and colors of your choice.

Yarn Amounts

  • Short Cowl: 170 – 185 yds / 156 – 170 m
  • Long Scarf: 270 – 290 yds / 247 – 265 m

Yarn Brand Recommendation

When choosing yarn, I like the warmth and quality of a natural wool fiber that can be easily washed. As a result, my cowl samples were knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool in colors:

If you’d like to knit your scarf in the exact same yarn, please see all local and online buying options for Cascade 128 on Ravelry here >

Yarn Brand Substitutions

Yarn Weight Substitution

If you prefer to knit with worsted weight #4 yarn, you may follow this pattern by knitting double-stranded to achieve the same bulky gauge.


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Scarf Knitting Instructions

Knitting Gauge in Long Raindrops Pattern

4″ x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) = 14 stitches x 18 rows

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Step 1: Cast On Stitches

Short Cowl (both one-color, or multi): 84 stitches.

Long Infinity Scarf: 210 stitches.

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Step 2: Knit Body in Long Raindrops Stitch

Short Cowl (one color): Knit 6 pattern repeats for a total of 48 rows.

Short Cowl (multi-color): To change yarn colors, add one additional knit stitch row in your new color before repeating the stitch pattern. Knit 6 pattern repeats for a total of 53 rows.

Long Infinity Scarf: Knit 4 pattern repeats for a total of 32 rows.

Long Raindrops Stitch:

  1. Row 1: * K1, P1 *
  2. Row 2: * K1, P1 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * P1, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * P1, K1 *
  7. Row 7: * P1, K1 *
  8. Row 8: * P1, K1 *
Knitting Chart for Long Raindrops Cowl Scarf Pattern with knits and purls by Studio Knit.

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Step 3: Cast Off and Finish

  • Cast Off all stitches;
  • Weave in your yarn ends;
  • Wet-block, optional.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Long Raindrops Cowl Scarf knitted with beige color yarn displayed on mannequin.

Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Long Raindrops Cowl - One Color Short Size
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 6 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

One Color Short Cowl Size

Materials

  • Yarn – Bulky Weight #5 - 160 - 180 yds / 146 – 165 m
  • Feel free to use any fiber and colors of your choice. 
  • My scarf sample was knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool in the beige color Feather Grey 875, which required 2 skeins total.

Tools

  • Size 10 US (6 mm) – Circular needles 24" in length
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Knitting Blocks and T-Pins (optional)

Instructions

This printable pattern is specifically for the Short Cowl Size (12" x 24") in one yarn color. For other sizes and multi-color designs, please see yarn amount and pattern specifics in the above post.

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Step 1: Cast On

Cast On 84 Stitches onto your straight knitting needles.

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Step 2: Cowl Body in Long Raindrops Stitch

  1. Row 1: * K1, P1 *
  2. Row 2: * K1, P1 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * P1, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * P1, K1 *
  7. Row 7: * P1, K1 *
  8. Row 8: * P1, K1 *

Repeat rows 1 - 8. Knit 6 Row Repeats for a total of 48 rows of the Long Raindrops Stitch, or until your cowl is the height you desire.

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Step 3: Cast Off and Finish

  • Cast Off all stitches;
  • Weave in your yarn ends;
  • Wet-block - recommended, but optional.

Notes

Cowl Size: is 12 x 24 inches (31 x 61 cm).

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Knitting Gauge in Long Raindrops Stitch Pattern 4" x 4" = 14 stitches x 16 rows

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Knitting Techniques

  • Cast On
  • K = Knit Stitch
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • Cast Off
  • Weave-in Yarn Ends
  • * * = Repeat Pattern Between Asterisks

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