Nimbus Cloud by Susanna IC

Nimbus Cloud

December 2014
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
425 - 450 yards (389 - 411 m)
18"/45.5cm deep at the center x 55"/139.5cm wingspan
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Inspired by its namesake colorway of Anzula’s Milky Way yarn, the Nimbus shawl lets the gorgeous yarn take center stage by using a simple lace pattern reminiscent of the cloud shapes. By definition, nimbus clouds carry precipitation, so I added columns of sparkling beads to the lace to evoke the look of falling rain drops. The beads also add lovely drape and weight to the beautiful yarn (1000 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, from the top down, starting with the firm cast on at the top edge, and is shaped into a crescent with easy stockinette short rows. The deep beaded lace border is worked last. While the lace pattern may seem intricate, it is simple enough for a beginner lace knitter because 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.

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