Waiting for Rain Shawl Kit

Weight: 380.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Silvia McFadden
Style: Shawl/Wrap
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Fiber: Merino, Baby Alpaca, Bamboo
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Waiting for Rain
By Silvia McFadden

Waiting for Rain is a beautiful garter and lace crescent shawl that uses an unusual short row lace technique. It fits perfectly over your shoulders and drapes in a way which is very pleasing to the eye.Waiting for Rain is worked top down with lacey increases and the design is reminiscent of the feeling right before it rains.
An energy and a quietness. A loveliness.

We've paired this pattern with The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering yarn.  A fingering-weight blend of fine Merino wool, baby alpaca and bamboo, the rich duo-tones shows off the textured stitches in Waiting for Rain.  

Hacking your Waiting for Rain shawl PDF is now included with your pattern purchase! This includes instructions for how to do stripes, how to move or add lace panels, make lace panels larger, and how to do the fancy knit-on cast-off shown in the two colour version. It also includes a tight-edge fix.  Please note, this kit is available in one color.  If you would like to add a second color for stripes, you can find additional colors for Canopy Fingering here.

BUILD YOUR KIT:  Our kits are available as yarn-only kits. We have included the option to add the pattern, tools, etc. to complete the project.  

THE YARN:  The Fibre Co Canopy  |  Fingering | 50% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 20% viscose from bamboo|  200 yds (183m) / 50g

  • 5 skeins in your chosen color. 
  • Free Project Bag from the Fibre Co
  • Option to add a digital copy of the pattern (PDF) delivered via Ravelry
  • Option to add needles for this project.  If you prefer metal or interchangeable needles, you can find them here.
Please note the photo copyright Sylvia McFadden. The original shawl sample was not knit in The Fibre Co. yarn.

Pattern Details


SIZE: 80” (2m) along the wingspan of the shawl, 20” (50cm) deep at the deepest point.

YARDAGE: Approximately 1000 yds

GAUGE (blocked): 24 sts x 24 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in garter stitch

NEEDLES: 4mm (US 6) circular needles. or the needle size to achieve the desired gauge.  NOTE: While gauge is not crucial for this project it will affect the amount of yarn required.