Comfort Cloud: Free pattern!

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Last weekend, in between knitting hats for 25,000 Tuques, I decided to cast on a cowl in one of my new favourite yarns. DROPS Cloud is a deliciously light blend of baby alpaca and cozy merino wool. It’s classified as a “blown yarn”, meaning that the alpaca and merino fibers are blown into a tube; items knit with yarns created in this way are about 30-35% lighter than those made with conventional spun yarns of the same thickness. DROPS Cloud feels perfectly soft and comfortable against the skin and is totally itch-free! Ideal for blankets, big scarves, shawls, and thick sweaters.

This is such a simple project, it’s hardly worth writing up as a formal pattern.
Here’s all you need to know:

COMFORT CLOUD COWL

Materials:
2 balls of DROPS Cloud
1 set of 9 mm, 16″ circular needles

Pattern:
Cast on 64 sts and join to knit in the round.
Every round: *k2, p2, repeat from * (in other words, 2×2 ribbing)
Work until cowl is 17″ tall (finished circumference is between 18″ and 19″)
Cast off loosely in pattern.

Enjoy!

Buy DROPS Cloud online.

–  Melissa

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11 thoughts on “Comfort Cloud: Free pattern!

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Marti,

      Thank you for your interest in our pattern! Since I cannot see your knitting, I will have to guess what is going wrong.
      There are only a few possibilities, so here goes:
      – You might have cast on an uneven number of stitches by mistake, then the 2×2 rib does not work – it needs to be a multiple of four
      – While knitting you might have not knit 2 or purled 2 – and then the pattern is offset.

      Good luck with your project and happy 2017!

      Best,
      Mona

  1. tishacullen says:

    Is this the same cowl featured in your second Podcast??? I love how it fit “tight” I too like that feeling and was excited for the pattern to come 🙂

    • espacetricot says:

      Hi Tisha,

      This is a different cowl. I think Lisa is still working on the cowl to go with her On the C Train hat. I am sure once she is done there will be a proper announcement on the blog!

      All the best for 2017,
      Mona

  2. Gabrielle says:

    Can I do this pattern on regular knitting needles, size 14 nor circle needle? Im in love with this cowl! Thank you for posting!

    • espacetricot says:

      Hi Gabrielle,

      We try to make our patterns as easy as it gets, meaning for this cowl you cast on, knit, bind off and sew in some ends, that is it – because it is knit in the round. I wouldn’t say we are lazy, but if sewing can be avoided, we certainly often choose not to sew…. 😉

      I don’t see why you would not be able to use straight needles, but please consider that there will be a seam, since you need to close the piece into a round.

      Concerning the flat construction: please cast on two more stitches that you will need for the seam, so you get the 2×2 rib effect all around.

      Best,
      Mona

      • Gabrielle says:

        Thank you soooo much Mona! I might invest in circle nedles so i can make this easier on myself too lol Thank you for responding!

      • Gabrielle says:

        this would be a size 16 circle needle? sorry im new to knitting, just wanted to make sur ei get the right one lol

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