Basalt Cloud by Skeinwalker Knits

Basalt Cloud

Knitting
February 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 15 - 10.0 mm
86 yards (79 m)
One; easily customisable.
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Sometimes, you have to let the yarn do the talking; refrain from standing in the way and let the colors and the fiber shine on their own. And sometimes, you need to indulge in softness and warmth. That’s what the Basalt Cloud cowl is all about. Simple and beautiful.
The cowl is worked in a lovely hand-spun pure alpaca yarn, but you can substitute your own hand-spun or a yarn that you’ve been cherishing and saving for that perfect pattern.
The Basalt Cloud cowl is especially designed with thick yarns in mind and uses no decreases so as to avoid bulk. The all-over stitch pattern would also look good in other yarn weights. What ever yarn you choose, wrap yourself in coziness.

Yarn
Katia Pacha (Jumbo; 100% Alpaca; 40 meters / 44 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 199 grams in color 53 (grey/brown mix).
This pattern is suitable for any yarn weight. Recommendations are given to customize the pattern and to work with any yarn weight from Light Fingering to Jumbo.

Needles
10 mm (US size 15) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern A, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 3 in color B. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 98 cm / 38.5 inches, height (h): 36 cm / 14 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, elongated stitches. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern and to work with other yarn weights.
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.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: AmyF, cefrank, deafsetter, juanitanoble, kdildey, swifty.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns and yarn weights!