Almost Plaid Scarf / Anzula Cloud

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Almost Plaid scarf is a great way to get to know this yarn.  Knitted in Cloud from Anzula Luxury Fibers, a light fingering weight, 2-ply yarn.  The entire sample used 70g of yarn and is about 70″ long.  The stitch pattern uses only knits and purls (go here for written instructions and a chart for making a swatch).  I also discuss there the differences between my blocked and unblocked gauge in this pattern.  Want more information, read my review of Cloud on Anzula’s website.  I made my sample from leftover yarn from my three samples, but regardless you will end with a unique result.

Follow my instructions to make Almost Plaid Scarf in two-colors, in positive and negative, combined with lengths of a single color. The stitch pattern is also suitable for customization according to your vision.  The stitch pattern is easy to execute, yet stays interesting to work.  I found the Almost Plaid scarf to be perfect knitting for TV watching or other viewing, as well as being easy to put down and pick up. I would often put it down after a session of knitting feeling slightly bored, but it was always interesting the next time I picked it up.

The pattern has written instructions and charts, including a chart that can be colored in on the contrast color rows to match your knitting!  I think even the simplest project can teach us things, so look to use the flexible long-tail cast on, action charts, and to graft stitches together.  There are notes throughout this pattern on how to proceed with color changes, memorizing the stitch pattern, and customizing this to make your Almost Plaid scarf just how you want it.  I’ve given the Almost Plaid scarf a moderate rating simply because of the grafting step at the end; otherwise I think it is moderately easy.

Remember, at this time the pattern for Almost Plaid scarf has not been through tech editing.


One Size
2.5″ wide x 70″ long, blocked


Unblocked 31 stitches and 46 rows to 4”/10 cm
7.75 sts and 11.5 rows to 1”/2.54 cm
Unblocked Flat 28 stitches and 46 rows to 4”/ 10 cm
7 sts and 11.5 rows to 1”/ 2.54 cm

Gauge after wet and steam blocking
Blocked 45 stitches and 43 rows to 4”/10 cm
11.25 sts and 10.75 rows to 1”/ 2.54 cm
Blocked Flat 45 stitches and 43 rows to 4”/10 cm
7 sts and 10.75 rows to 1”/ 2.54 cm


US size 2[2.75mm]


stitch markers, open and closed
tapestry needle
extra US size 2[2.75mm] needle for flexible long-tail cast on
waste yarn (optional)


Cloud from Anzula Luxury Yarns, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 575 yards (525m)

As Shown

colors are Blush and Black Cherry
approximately 70g total used / 50g Blush, 20g Black Cherry

Almost-Plaid-ends-RSAlmost Plaid Scarf: Stripes and solidAlmost Plaid Scarf: SolidsAlmost Plaid Scarf: Stripe and joinAlmost Plaid Scarf: Stripe and join 2Almost Plaid Scarf: Stripes from the WS