Waiting for Rain Kit

About Waiting for Rain

Waiting for Rain is a lovely, 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. It’s worked top down with lacey increases in Canopy Fingering, and the design is reminiscent of the feeling right before it rains. An energy and a quietness. A loveliness.

Thank you to Sylvia McFadden for allowing us to use your photos. The original samples were made with lovely yarn from Plucky Knitter and Sweet Fiber.

Kit contains:

  • PDF of Waiting for Rain pattern
  • 5 hanks of The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering
  • Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.


The photos show the shawl on the mannequin in the shade Manatee. Choose from any shade of Canopy Fingering as shown above.


One Size

Wingspan: 203 cm (80 in)
Deepest point: 51 cm (20 in)

Recommended ease:

24 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm (4 in) square knit flat in garter stitch and blocked.

You will also need:

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles in at least a 60 cm (24 in) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.
  • 25 stitch markers (optional, to help keep track of the short rows).
  • Whatever tools you prefer to weave in your ends and whatever tools you prefer to block your shawls.