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ALTO-CUMULUS

This triangular shawl 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.

Design: Fiona Alice | Yarn: Isager Yarn

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The shawl is worked from the bottom point up. The shaping is made by increasing with yarn overs at the beginning of each row. To complete the centre triangle, a loose I-cord bind-off is used. The yarn overs are then used to easily pick up stitches for the border which is worked in 2x2 ribbing. Due to the nature of the two different stitch patterns used, the shawl is almost entirely reversible. Once the shawl is blocked, tiny tassels are added because why not! These can also easily be left off.

Measurements

185.5 cm / 73” x 71 cm / 28”

Yarn

Isager Spinni (100% wool; 300 metres / 328 yards per 50g)

held together with

Isager Silk Mohair (75% Kid mohair, 25% silk; 212 metres / 232 yards per 25 g)

MC: 535 metres / 585 yards of each yarn

CC: 310 metres / 340 yards of each yarn

Yardage does not include tassels. Approximately 15 m / 17 yards of both MCs is required.

Sample shown is knit in colourway Spinni 39s with Silk Mohair 62 (MC) and Spinni 100 with Silk Mohair 100 (CC).

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)

185.5 cm / 73” x 71 cm / 28”

  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Susi Schneider
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

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Check out these fabulous altocumulus projects:

rhruvo's Cirro

Isager Yarn Spinni, held with Isager Silk Mohair

Lucia0355's Cirro

Isager Yarn Spinni in 39s and 100, held with Isager Silk Mohair in 62 and 100

dancetothebeat45's Cirro

Isager Yarn Spinni, held with Isager Silk Mohair


Altocumulus is one of the 12 wearable, modern patterns featured in

Issue 6 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 6 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.