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Altocumulus - Kit

Color
Grey Beige & Nude Pink | Dark Red Brown & Red Brown
Medium Grey & Light Grey | Medium Green Grey
Turquoise & Blue Grey | Candy & Very Light Blue
Pattern

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What the Kit Includes

  • Enough yarn to make Altocumulus with tassels, including a little bit extra so that you can swatch comfortably without worrying about running out of yarn
  • MC: 3 skeins of Le Petit Lambswool & 3 skeins of Le Petit Silk & Mohair
  • CC: 2 skeins of Le Petit Lambswool & 2 skeins of Le Petit Silk & Mohair
    • Option 1: MC (Body) Grey Beige & Nude Pink, CC (Border) Dark Red Brown & Red Brown
    • Option 2: MC (Body) Medium Grey & Light Grey, CC(Border) Medium Green Grey
    • Option 3: MC (Body) Turquoise & Blue Grey, CC (Border) Candy & Very Light Blue
  • Your choice of the PDF pattern of Altocumulus, a print version of Issue 6(comes with a digital copy, too!), or a digital version of Issue 6 (if you already have the pattern or our Issue 6, you can also purchase the kit without the pattern)

About Altocumulus - The Pattern

Altocumulus is a triangular shawl designed by the wonderful Fiona Alice that was inspired by the comforting feeling of gazing up at the clouds. The combination of mohair and lots of texture creates a fabric that you cannot wait to squeeze between your fingers and wrap around your shoulders as you embrace the changing weather outside. The mohair also adds a foggy haze without subtracting from the textures in the body and trim and gives the shawl a lofty appearance.

If you like to see more Altocumulus projects, check out these fabulous  FOs on Ravelry!

About Biches & Bûches - The Yarn

Biches & Bûches' Le Petit Lambswool held together with their Le Petit Silk & Mohair does not only come in a beautiful range of colors, but it also creates a wonderfully light yet warm and cozy fabric in Altocumulus! The slight woolliness of Le Petit Lambswool meets a beautiful counterpoint in the soft-as-a-cloud Silk Mohair blend. The fabric created when these two yarns are knit up together blocks and blooms beautifully, and works super well for Altocumulus.

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  • Measurements

    185.5 cm / 73” x 71 cm / 28”

    Yarn

    Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool (100% lambswool; 248 meters per 50 grams / 270 yards per 1.76 ounces)

    held together with

    Biches & Bûches Le Petit Silk & Mohair (30% silk, 70% kid mohair; 212 meters per 25 grams / 232 yards per 0.88 ounces)

    MC: 550 metres / 602 yards of each yarn

    CC: 310 metres / 340 yards of each yarn

    Needles

    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    5 mm / US 8 spare needle or one double-pointed needle for I-Cord Bind-Off

    Gauge

    15 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in Main Texture with yarns held double, on smaller needle, after blocking)

    24 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in 2x2 Ribbing with yarns held double, on smaller needle, after blocking)

    Notions

    • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
    • Darning needle
    • Stitch markers x 4
    • Tape measure

  • How much is shipping? How fast will the kit arrive?

    We've put together an overview of the shipping costs of our kits and our delivery times here!

    Is there enough yarn to swatch with?

    Yes! All our kits include a little bit more yarn than the pattern calls for so that you can comfortably knit up your swatches.

    Are the dyelots the same?

    Yes! All the yarn you'll receive will be from the same dyelot.

    Is it possible to buy an extra skein or two of the yarn included in the kit at the time of placing an order? can i request the same dyelot?

    Yes and yes! You can purchase any extra skeins at the same time as purchasing your kit. Simply head over to the Biches & Bûches yarn listings and add the skeins you'd like to purchase extra to the cart. Shipping will be combined, and we'll always match the dyelots.

    What is the level of difficulty of the pattern?

    We think this pattern is well suited for an Adept Adventurer - a knitter who's perhaps already knit a garment or two, is comfortable with standard stitches and increasing / decreasing techniques, and knows how to read a charted pattern (and possibly their knitting - that always helps!).

    How should I wash the shawl?

    Both the Le Petit Lambswool and the Le Petit Silk & Mohair are non-superwash yarns, so the shawl is best washed by hand in lukewarm (not hot!) water, using a little bit of wool wash or gentle soap. Take care not to wring it, but gently squish any excess water out of it, wrap it in a towel, roll it up, and do a little "dance on the towel" to press any remaining water out it. Then, lay it flat to dry.

FAQs

Shipping

We're shipping out your order as soon as possible, the absolute latest is 3 to 5 business days after we received it.

After that, it depends on where you are based! Here are the average delivery times for our most common customer countries - feel free to reach out (hello@making-stories.com) if you're based somewhere else and would like to get an estimate!

Germany:1 to 2 business days

European Union:2 to 3 business days

United Kingdom:2 to 3 business days

USA & Canada:3 to 7 business days

Yes! We're shipping out worldwide. We use Deutsche Post Warenpost International for our international orders as it's the fastest and at the same time cheapest option. You can choose between tracked / insured and not-tracked / not-insured shipping at checkout.

Our shipping is weight based! Plus, we offer free shipping for all orders over €75 (domestic) and €100 (international), yay!

Depending on where you're based, whether you choose a tracked or untracked shipping option and how heavy your order is, you'd be looking at these shipping cost:

Germany

Please note that we only offer tracked shipping as DHL Paket within Germany.

Up to 1800g: €4.90

1801 - 4800g: €6.50

EU

Without Tracking

Up to 400: €5.90

401 - 800g: €9.90

Please note that for orders above 800g we only offer tracked shipping with DHL Paket as it's the cheapest option.

With Tracking

Up to 400: €8.90

401 - 800g: €12.90

801 - 1800g: €15.90

1801 - 4800g: €17.90

All Other Countries

Without Tracking

Up to 400: €6.90

401 - 800g: €10.90

801 - 1800g: €19.90

With Tracking

Up to 400: €8.90

401 - 800g: €12.90

801 - 1800g: €22.90

1801 - 4800g: €36.90

kit content

Yes! All our kits include a little bit more yarn than the pattern calls for so that you can comfortably knit up your swatches.

Yes! All the yarn you'll receive will be from the same dyelot.

Yes and yes! You can purchase any extra skeins (say, if you want to
lengthen the body or sleeves of a sweater) at the same time as purchasing your
kit. Simply head over to the respective individual yarn listing and add the skeins you'd like to purchase extra to the cart. Shipping will be combined, and we'll always match the dyelots.

You'll need knitting needles of the size(s) that will get you the gauge
stated in the pattern. You'll also need the items listed under "Notions"
in the "Pattern Details" section. Everything else is included!

Pattern support

We're here to help you with any questions that you might have on the pattern! You can always send us an email to hello@making-stories.com and we'll help you out.

We also have tons of articles on our blog that focus on helping you get the best results for you in your knitting. We also have our resource page where we have links to videos and tutorials for every technique used in our patterns.

Caring for your finished object

All our yarns are non-superwash yarns, so any project made from them is best washed by
hand in lukewarm (not hot!) water, using a little bit of wool wash or
gentle soap. Take care not to wring the FO, but gently squish any
excess water out of it, wrap it in a towel, roll it up, and do a little
"dance on the towel" to press any remaining water out of the item.
Then, lay it flat to dry.

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