Spring 2020 Merino Cloud KAL by Iris Schreier

Spring 2020 Merino Cloud KAL

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March 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Elongated pattern stitch or Lace Openwork Stitch (swatch instructions available)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
836 yards (764 m)
34-42" with 2 skeins 44-52" with 4 skeins for top, shawl measures 21" wide x 64" long
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Join us for this exciting and different Top or Shawl using 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color A, and 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color B (shown in Merino Cloud ombre purple color 708 and Merino Cloud speckled multi color 621). Knitalong starts on March 30 and continues through June 30. That is the deadline for joining and posting the first part, but there is no deadline for completing your work.

Artyarns yarn is required for participation! You need 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color A, and 1 skein of Merino Cloud in color B (for contrast). If you prefer to use Ensemble Light, Rhapsody Light, Silk Dream, Beaded Silk and Sequins, or Regal Silk, all these are good substitutes for Merino Cloud but make sure you have the 400 yards minimum that are required for each color.
The pattern itself is completely free.
If you are making the Tunic version, there are 2 sizes: you can make the 34”-42” size with 1 skein of each color (800 yards total), but that will mean if you are a 42” there will be no ease. The second size is 44”-52” but that requires 2 skeins of each color (1600 yards total). You can fine-tune it by adding extra repeats of 16 sts to your work, quite easily, and I can help you with that.

Here’s how to join:
You must be A MEMBER & LOGGED INTO RAVELRY in order to see CAST ON in the upper right
Hit “Cast On” to create your project page.
Add a photo of the Artyarns skeins you will be using. This must be a photo you yourself have taken, and not one from the Internet. Initially you will receive the Swatch Pattern, which is available now (see photos here for swatch). Make sure you identify the correct needle size after you have knitted and blocked the swatch.

On or about March 30, you will receive Part 1 of the pattern from our moderator Kanknitking. When you complete Part 1, post a photo on your project page. You should receive Part 2 of the pattern shortly thereafter, and so on.

Where can you purchase this yarn? Don’t wait to get your yarn, because it’s more fun to start at the same time as everyone else. Here’s a list of participating stores who are offering all the ombre colors (701-712) for sale:

Dibadu, Germany
D Marie, Wisconsin
Isabelle’s Yarn Parlour, Arizona
Soft Horizons, Oregon
Tribe, UK
Fiber Basket, ND
Fly Yarns, CA
L’Atelier, CA
Mont Tricot, Canada
Fabulousyarn, NY

Our Autoship Stores will have the ombre color in peach 703 which pairs beautifully with 1027, and I am showing it here on the pattern page. Here’s a list of the Autoship Stores for April:

Southern Twist AL
Isabelle’s Parlour AZ
Mode & City Belgium
Knitique CA
La Knitterie Parisienne CA
L’Atelier CA
Mont Tricot Canada
Ewe and Me CO
Everything Alpaca CO
Longmont Yarn Shop CO
Westport Yarns CT
Pamela Roose Knits CT
Knitty Gritty Yarn Girl CT
Knitting Clan Hong Kong
Mosaic Yarn Studio IL
Feed Mill Fabric & Quilting IL
Nautical Yarns MI
Playing with Yarn MN
Angelika’s Yarn Store MO
Fiber Basket ND
Love Yarn Shop NH
A Knit Sheep NJ
String NY
Silk Road Textiles OH
Irene Noad UK
Tribe Yarns UK
Sock Peddlers WA
D Marie WI
Wollschmiede Germany
Knit New Haven CT
Knits Fabulous NJ
Dibadu Germany

As always, these knitalongs can get chatty and that’s the fun of participation. So I’ve created a discussion group where you can discuss colors, show swatches, talk about the design, and any issues or questions here: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/artyarns-knitalongs-and-designs/4011364