cirrus by ash alberg


May 2019
long way homestead targhee lite 2-ply
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, in the round, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
137 yards (125 m)
circumference: 8” (20.5cm); length: 7” (18cm)
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is there anything more iconic about the prairies than a wide sky with scattered clouds floating across it and fields of wheat below? an informed cloud watcher will be able to tell you what each type of formation is called and what it means about the weather. although not so cute as the fluffy cumulus, the high-flying cirrus cloud creates recognizable wisps like shreds of cotton candy about to be collected.

these handshoes have a sweet lace and cable motif that runs up the back of the hands in lines mimicking those clouds, perfect for a prairie evening when the wind picks up and there’s a slight chill in the air.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 137 yards (125 metres), 50g of light dk weight yarn
sample shown in long way homestead’s targhee lite 2-ply (100% targhee, 273 yards 250 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in indigo/cochineal/walnut

notions: tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers, waste yarn

gauge: 22 stitches x 32 rounds = 4” (10cm), over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked