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Raining Cats & Dogs Lace Scarf #C901

Surrounded by raindrops, floppy-eared dogs alternate with long-tailed cats on a reversible garter stitch lace scarf designed to honor shelter and rescue workers for all that they do for these animals.

This lace is worked over 64 rows, but repeated elements make it easy to develop a rhythm. Directions include wide and narrow versions, as well as single species designs. An option also is given for a picot edging at the ends. Designed for fingering weight yarns, it also looks great in lace and Shetland/sport/DK weights.

Whether cats or dogs or both reign over your life, please support your local shelter and spay or neuter your pets. Each of our efforts is important to stop the deluge of unwanted animals that rain down on shelters even during the best of times.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sample Wide Scarf: 100g (492 yds/450m) Simply Shetland Silk & Lambswool (59% silk, 41% Shetland lambswool), Glenbuchat color, fingering weight yarn (16 wpi) with picot cast-off

Yardage and Size Information: Instructions are given for two widths. Yardage amounts and sizes in chart below are for the wide scarf. Yardage for narrow version can be decreased by 30 percent unless longer scarf is desired.

Narrow scarf approximate width:
Lace weight                                  4" (10cm)
Fingering weight                           6" (15cm)
Shetland/Sport/DK weight         7" (18cm)

Yarn Weight Yarn Amount Needle Size 4" (10cm) St st Gauge Blocked Size

18+ wpi

420 yds (320m) US 3 (3.25mm) 24 sts 7 x 56"

18 x 142cm


16–17 wpi

492 yds (450m) US 5 (3.75mm) 20 sts 10 x 58"

25.5 x 147cm


DK 13–15 wpi

600 yds (545m) US 7 (4.5mm) 16 sts 12 x 60"

30.5 x 152cm

PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.

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