Cirrostratos by Monika Lehner


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October 2013
Lace ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in honeycomb brioche stitch (blocked)
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
864 - 875 yards (790 - 800 m)
One-size (easily adjustable)
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.


Cirrostratos is a whispy and soft shawl/wrap showcasing the beauty of brioche stitches by juxtaposing the soft grid formed by honeycomb brioche stitch and the clear straight lines formed by brioche stich.

The piece starts with a provisional cast-on in the center. Slip stitch edges form clean edges lengthwise, the i-cord-bind-off gives a polished finish. The pattern is easily adaptable in length and width – just cast on more or less stitches.

There are many ways to knit honeycomb brioche (and many videos out there), here are two options:
A video (with German text) for the way described in the pattern: eliZZa’s “Netzpatet stricken
A video (in English) for a different way: eliZZZa’s “How to Knit * Honeycomb Brioche Stitch

Finished dimensions (after blocking):
Width: 80 cm | appr. 33,5 inches
Length: 200 cm | appr. 78,75 inches

Rowan Fine Lace (80% Alpaca, 20% Merino (wool) – 437 yards (400 meters)/50 grams (1.76 ounces) - 2 skeins/balls, one in color A, one in color B.

Sample was knit with:
col. 922 | Cobweb – 1 skein Color A
col. 929 | Gunmetal – 1 skein Color B