Storm Clouds Shawl by Kephren Pritchett

Storm Clouds Shawl

May 2017
Lace ?
22 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
741 - 820 yards (678 - 750 m)
One size, adjustable
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Storm Clouds features a textural lace pattern and delicate picot bind-off. The shawl grows rapidly in width to create a long and narrow crescent shape that can be worn in many different ways, and the bold lace pattern is well suited to gradient or semi-solid yarns. The pattern includes both written directions and charts.

This shawl begins with a provisionally cast-on ribbed band which continues into the side edges of the shawl. The crescent shape is formed by increasing at the beginning and end of every row. A yarn over increase is used on wrong side rows and a double increase (knit 1, yarn over, knit 1) is worked into the yarn over on right side rows. A picot bind-off finishes the shawl.

The pattern is written to end with a full repeat of the lace pattern, but you can work the picot bind-off whenever you decide the shawl is large enough, or when you are nearly out of yarn.

78 inches/198 cm wide and 18 inches/46 cm deep
The size of the shawl can easily be adjusting by working more or fewer repeats of the lace pattern.


Approximately 820 yds/750 m lace weight yarn
1 ball Wollelfe Lace Merino Silk 70% Merino, 30% Mulberry Silk, 820 yds/750 m per 4½ oz/125 g sample used 741 yds/678 m, 4 oz/113g

US 4/3.5 mm circular needles or size needed to obtain

Waste yarn for provisional cast-on
stitch markers (optional)

22 sts and 8 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Lace pattern after

One repeat of lace pattern (18 sts and 24 rows)
measures 3¼ inches/ 8 cm wide and 3 inches/ 7.5 cm
long after blocking.