Through the Clouds Shawl by Rachy Newin

Through the Clouds Shawl

Crochet
January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in Given stitch pattern
3.25 mm (D)
860 - 1640 yards (786 - 1500 m)
Adjustable. 210g shawl - 43.5”/110cm wingspan, 21.5”/55cm deep; 400g shawl - 72”/183cm wingspan, 34”/86cm deep
low vision format available
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It’s been cold and dreary for days and days, and the only thing getting me through has been gorgeously bright (and deliciously warm) crochet accessories. The Through the Clouds Shawl is perfect for when the gloom seems never ending - it’s designed to explode with color and the cashmere is all kinds of cozy.

Simple stitching and clever striping combine to make a totally unique accessory with the Through the Clouds Shawl. The pattern uses just sc and ch, but combines them in unusual ways to make an eye-catching shawl that’s a delight to work up and to wear.

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Samples
Purple sample used Oink Pigments Nimbus, 390yds/96g in 4 Play (color A), 200yds/50g in Sex & Violets (color B), 235yds/60g in The Dark Knitnight (color C) for a 860yds/210g shawl

Blue sample used Oink Pigments Nimbus, 820yds/200g in Cool WIP (color A), 410yds/100g in Birthday Suit (color B), 410yds/100g in Zoot Soot Riot (color C) for a 1640yds/400g shawl

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The pattern calls for a variegated or speckled color as the main color and two coordinating tonals as the contrast colors.

To make the shawl as stated, the pattern uses 860-1640yds/786-1500m/210-400g fingering weight total. It calls for 410-820yds/375-750m/100-200g of a variegated as color A, 205-410yds/187-275m/50-100g of a tonal as color B, 245-410yds/225-275m/60-100g of a tonal as color C.

If you’re customizing the pattern and want to calculate your own yardage, color A should be approximately half your total yardage. All your contrast colors combined should make up the other half of your yardage. As always, I recommend erring on the side of caution and getting slightly more yarn than you think you’ll need in every color.

Size
When gauge is met, 860yds/786m/210g of fingering weight will net a shawl that has a wingspan of 43.5”/110cm and measures 21.5”/55cm down the back. 1640yds/1500m/400g of fingering weight will net a shawl that has a wingspan of 72”/183cm and measures 34”/86cm down the back. Size can easily be customized by working extra/fewer repeats.

Modifications and Adjustments
Notes are included for adjusting the following:
Working with more/fewer colors; working more/fewer stripes; adjusting the size of each stripe; adding a border

Skills Required
ch, sc, changing colors, working flat

Copyright
This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

Printing
Both a regular and printer friendly version are available! The regular version includes large photos on the first page and the last two pages, so print accordingly. The printer-friendly version has only one photo on the cover page, and less spacing so the pattern takes up fewer pages. For more details on what the printer-friendly version includes, see this page. If you are working from the printer-friendly version and are having trouble with a pattern, I strongly recommend checking the regular version. The text will be easier to read and it might have more detailed instructions.

Screen Reader Compatibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader compatible. The text is all in one column and headers are formatted according to the style sheet. The pattern is written out completely and the images have descriptive alt text.