Cloud Iridescence by Kathryn Bernard

Cloud Iridescence

March 2022
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 repeats = 4 inches
in Granny Clusters
3.75 mm (F)
2900 - 3100 yards (2652 - 2835 m)
One - Customizable
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The Cloud Iridescence Blanket is named for a meteorological phenomenon: when sunlight hits a cloud just right, it can diffract a rainbow in the cloud. This blanket creates a similar effect with the softness of brushed alpaca lace and the colors of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn. Use #cloudiridescenceblanket on Instagram to show off your progress and FOs!

Cloud Iridescence makes a 57” x 52” throw, and includes notes for customizing size.

Gauge is not critical, but our blanket is 5 1/4 granny clusters/4” and 8 rows/4” in pattern.


  • MC: 250g of brushed alpaca lace (or other brushed lace). Sample used Firebird Yarns Alpaca Cloud (328yd (298m) / 1.75oz (50g))
  • CC: 330g fingering/sock yarn. This pattern is designed to use 5g of sock yarn per CC row, so feel free to use mini skeins, mini skein sets, stash leftovers, color-change skeins, etc. Sample used Firebird Yarns Mini Skein Sets (400yd (364m) / 3.5oz (100g))

Hook: F (3.75mm), or hook size to make a fabric you like


  • Removable stitch markers (optional)
  • Tapestry needle (optional)
  • Scissors