Arcus Cloud by Skeinwalker Knits

Arcus Cloud

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
328 yards (300 m)
One; customizable.
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Cloud formations fascinate me. They appear seemingly out of nowhere; take the most striking shapes and morph endlessly as they move across the sky. Arcus clouds are long, low, horizontal cloud formations, either forming a striking flat shelf or a roll like a tube, and they usually appear as an accessory cloud to a cumulonimbus.
The Arcus Cloud cowl is inspired by the morphing capabilities of clouds, updraft and downdraft winds. The cowl main feature is a strong directional chevron lace that meets in the center, forming a diamond. Columns of large yarn-overs create a ladder-like and rhythmic element across the whole cowl. Both make Arcus Cloud perfect for variegated yarns. Take a deep breath and climb to reach the sky!

This cowl is worked with geometric lace especially suited for variegated yarns. Due to the way the lace builds, the stitch pattern is asymmetric and requires some attention (don’t let the symmetric chevrons fool you!). Many colorway would be appropriate: variegated, solid, semi-solid, speckled, gradient. Yarns ranging from lace to DK would be fine.

Yarn
Dutch Wool Diva Diva Sock Silk (Fingering; 55% BFL, 45% Silk; 400 meters / 437 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 75 grams in color A Storm is Coming (blue sample).
Or use:
Dutch Wool Diva Diva Sock Bamboo (Fingering; 80% Merino, 20% Bamboo; 400 meters / 437 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; suggested color Clematis (purple swatch).

Needles
2.75 mm (US size 2) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
25 stitches and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
14.5 stitches and 28.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch Pattern B – Updraft, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 5 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One; customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference: 100 cm / 39.25 inches, height: 42.5 cm / 16.75 inches, see schematic.

Skill level
Basic stitches, single and double increases and decreases. Stitch patterns requiring some attention. Patterning on all rounds. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided (in English) for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.