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Long Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

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.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free Knit Stitch Pattern Book in both hardcopy and e-book formats.

Long Raindrops Knit Stitch Pattern in bright blue yarn color on knitting needle atop a light blue background.
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Reversible Knit Stitch 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.

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 in a simple combination of knits and purls.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Long Raindrops Stitch Pattern

Knitting Techniques

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

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Steps to Knit the Long Raindrops Stitch

Cast On Stitches in Multiples of
Casting on your stitches in multiples of two stitches for the desired width of your knitted piece.

Knit a repeat of rows 1 – 8 with the following series of knits and purls until your piece is the length you desire.

Note: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks.

Knitted Flat on Straight Needles or Knitted In the Round on Circular Needles
(Yes, the pattern is the same for both!)

  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 *

Long Raindrops Cowl Knitting Pattern

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.

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

Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

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


Printable Knitting Instructions

Long Raindrops Knit Stitch Pattern in bright blue yarn color on knitting needle atop a light blue background.

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

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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

Long Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern

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