Long Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Long Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a reversible pattern of elongated, vertical lines resembling a rainy downpour. This pattern is created by knitting rows of alternating 1×1 rib stitch pattern. It reminds me of the popular vintage Caterpillar Stitch but creates more depth and texture. This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is perfect to knit up a cozy oversized cowl scarf.

Keep reading to get all your materials, techniques, along with written and charted instructions to knit this pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles. This pattern is also found on page 34 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book!

Long Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern


A CLOSER LOOK THIS REVERSIBLE PATTERN

The Long Raindrops Knit Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical. This makes for a great pattern choice for knitted items that show off both sides of your work, like scarves or blankets.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Long Raindrops Stitch Pattern


KNITTING MATERIALS

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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Long Raindrops Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Long Raindrops Stitch on page 34 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern below!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Long Raindrops Stitch Patterns


HOW TO KNIT THE LONG RAINDROPS STITCH

The Long Raindrops Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

Long Raindrops Stitch Pattern knitted swatch


WATCH STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL

Long Raindrops Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Long Raindrops Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Long Rain Drop Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Long Raindrops Stitch Pattern creates a reversible pattern of elongated and alternating vertical lines resembling a rainy downpour.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P1 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * 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 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * 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 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 8 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

8-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

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The Long Raindrops Stitch Pattern with knits and purls