Altocumulus by Fiona Alice


September 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 Rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
924 - 941 yards (845 - 860 m)
One size
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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 can- not 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.

Finished off with tiny tassels that will bring some movement into the accessory and flutter when they get caught in the wind.

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.

Finished Measurements

185.5 cm / 73” x 71 cm / 28”


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

held together with

Isager Silk Mohair (75% Kid mohair, 25% silk; 212 me- tres / 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


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

Altocumulus is one of the 12 modern, playful patterns featured in Issue 6 of Making Stories Magazine.

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