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Altocumulus - Shawl


About Altocumulus

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.

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.


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This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.

If you're interested in the pattern in print form, check out Issue 6 - that's where it first got published!

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  • Measurements

    185.5 cm / 73” x 71 cm / 28”


    What you could knit it with from our selection: Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool & Soft Silk Mohair!

    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).


    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


    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)


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

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