Cumulus Cloud by Susanna IC

Cumulus Cloud

May 2014
Lace ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked, using US 10 / 6.00 mm needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
18" / 45.5 cm (center depth) x 55" / 139.5 cm (top edge)
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Inspired by its namesake Fyberspates yarn, the Cumulus shawl lets the gorgeous yarn take center stage by using a very simple lace pattern evocative of the cloud shapes.

Cumulus clouds can be formed from water vapor, water droplets, or ice crystals and so I added some sparkling beads reminiscent of the inspiration. The beads also add lovely drape to the gossamer yarn (550 6/0 4.00mm seed beads) - the lace pattern is charted and has written row-by-row instructions.

This shawl is worked in one piece starting with the lace border along the bottom edge and is shaped into a crescent with simple stockinette short rows (no wraps). While the lace pattern may seem intricate, it uses only basic stitches, all reverse rows are purled, and addition of beads is optional.

This pattern is a part of the Cloud Atlas collection of four shawl patterns, available as Ravelry e-book.

ETA - 18 August 2021 - directions for adding extra depth to the lace portion of the chart:
After Row 26, repeat Rows 9 - 14 and then Rows 23 - 25 before moving on to the Row 27 with decreases. This will keep the new rows in logical pattern sequence with the charted rows.

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