Cloud Waltz

Cloud Waltz floats.

It's a kitten tinking across piano keys. It's unspun cumulus clouds coaxed into roving. It's just enough sunlight to warm your shoulders, and a sigh of a breeze might set the whole thing adrift.

The biased cables of Cloud Waltz are punctuated with delicate garter stitch, adding textural contrast to the elegance of creamy stockinette. The result is an organic shape with scalloped edges and oodles of texture.

 

Wear it unblocked for coils of lofty texture, or block it flat for fluttering elegance.

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"This was an easy knit, just took time. It feels like a special occasion garment but could just as easily turn into my 'going to the coffee shop' wrap."

- Aubrey, tester

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CONSTRUCTION

 

Cloud Waltz is worked from one end to the other lengthwise, working increases and decreases to created a biased fabric. The pattern is composed of long, wide cables alternating with garter stitch panels.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

73 inches / 182.5 cm long; 17 inches / 42.5 cm wide.

TECHNIQUES

  • Working directional increases and decreases 

  • Working cables

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"This is such a versatile piece! Cloud Waltz can be worn draped over the shoulders, knotted as a scarf, or wrapped at the neck without losing the beauty of the swooping cables. Depending on the color, it can easily give off fun, sophisticated, or elegant vibes. As it is lightweight, yet warm (knit in the suri), it is also functional throughout the seasons. Perfection!"

- Carolyn, tester

TECHNIQUES

  • Working directional increases and decreases 

  • Working cables

YARN

Little Fox Yarn Nuages

74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% silk; 328 yards per 50g skein

This is a laceweight yarn with an airy halo, incredible drape, and a kitten-soft hand.

1100 yds / 1005 m

Whisker, 4 skeins

Note: Some testers were able to reuse their swatches and create this project using 3 skeins.

 

"I used Little Fox’s Nuages in “Come on a My House.” It was definitely a splurge but worth it in my opinion. The fluffy alpaca was lovely to knit with and the “bounce” you get with it in the final project is addictive to touch." 
 

- Aubrey, tester

Pattern includes yardage guidance and instructions for creating a wider shawl.

GAUGE

23 sts and 28 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch with size A needles.

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MATERIALS

  • Stitch markers (optional) 

  • Tapestry needle 

  • Cable needle

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CREDITS

Yarn: Little Fox Yarn

Tech edit: Heather Storta

Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC

Beaded fringe earrings: Marisa 

Testers: Carolyn, Astrid, Aubrey