Cloud Illusions


Cloud illusions is a simple little double-stranded cowl knit in the round and worked with 2 different colors of sport-weight yarn at the same time to create a neat marled affect. It also features an easy chevron eyelet stitch panel. This is a great project especially if you are brand new to working with 2 strands of yarn held together (i.e, double-stranding)!

Video tutorials are provided for how to double-strand as well as how to work the eyelet stitch.

Knit in the beautiful Manos del Uruguay Serena, it’s the perfect weight and drape for springtime. But it’s also a great stash-busting project – have fun playing around with different color combos!

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Finished Measurements: 8.5″ height x 24″ circumference

Gauge: 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4″ in St st in the round with 2 strands of yarn held together. 

(Note: exact gauge is not critical but it will affect your finished measurements and yarn usage).

Yarn: Sport-weight yarn, approx 125 yds of each color (2 colors held together throughout). 

Shown in Serena by Manos del Uruguay (60% alpaca/40% pima cotton; 50g = 170 yds), colors Biscotti and Seashell, 1 skein each. My pattern tips page (link in pattern) provides other yarn ideas and tips. 

Needles & Other Supplies:

  • US 7/4.5 mm 24”/60 cm circ, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • For top ribbing: US 6/4 mm 24”/60 cm circ, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
  • 3 stitch markers (1 a different color/style than other 2).
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends.