Cloudlift Shawl

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Inspired by a detail from the well-respected Arts & Crafts design house of Greene & Greene, this shawl features stacks of shaped garter-stitch ‘cloud lifts’, accented by a succession of reverse stockinette welts that move with the shaped fabric. The perfect use for a mini-skein set, these accent welts provide a canvas for playing with color and texture.



Yarn: Lux Adorna Knits Sport Soft Spun (100% Cashmere) in the following quantities: 2 skeins [230 yds (210m)/50 grams] in MC [shown in Jackalope], and one mini-skein set [45 yards (41m) each] in C1-C8 [shown in Bohemian].

Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rows per 4 inches (10cm) square in garter stitch.

Needles: 3.75mm (US 5) 32-inch (80-cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Six pin-style markers, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Finished Size: 65.5 inches (166.5cm) wide at widest point, and 14 inches (35.5cm) tall. See schematic for more details.

Techniques Used: knit and purl, sl1 k2tog psso, k2tog, m3 (with instructions), slipping stitches with yarn in front and back, use of hanging markers.

Pattern is written out with a schematic for finished measurements. Not charted.

ETA: I’ve done a Facebook Video showing the cast on and pick up process to help clarify it. It’s here



Markers should be hung from the stitch created by the double decrease (sl1 k2tog psso), and moved up to the stitch created by the double decrease on the next RS row.

I used a long-tail cast-on for the first cast-on (see tips for this here: and a cable cast-on for all following welts. You can find a tutorial for the Cable Cast-on here:

Feel free to choose your own progression of the contrast colors. I suggest you tie or tape a snipped piece of each one to the edge of the pattern. You could try going in rainbow order, or maybe a progression of monotone hues from dark to light. I went with a progression from cool to warm that ends with the color of sunshine.

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Comments 5

  1. Debbie Siegel wrote:

    Love you shawl pattern. I love color. Just purchased.

    Thank you.

    Posted 19 Jan 2017 at 12:25 PM
  2. susan sumnersmith wrote:

    Hi Miriam,
    Just purchased the shawl pattern through Etsy. I have searched long and hard but cannot find the yarn you have used. Can you give me the website of a distributer or offer an equivalent yarn, please?
    Thank you, Susan.

    Posted 27 Jan 2017 at 11:04 AM
  3. Mim wrote:

    Hi! Thanks for buying the pattern! Looks like you can order directly from Lux Adorna’s Website. The main color full skeins are here: and the mini skein bundles are here:

    Posted 27 Jan 2017 at 2:13 PM
  4. Barbara Lucas wrote:

    Love this design. Can it be made deeper?

    Posted 21 Sep 2017 at 10:14 AM
  5. Mim wrote:

    It would require an entire recalculation of the pattern. My suggestion would be that you try knitting it with a larger yarn and a larger needle. That would make it deeper AND wider without having to redo the whole pattern.

    Posted 28 Sep 2017 at 1:08 PM

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