Unblocked 31 stitches and 46 rows to 4”/10 cm
Gauge after wet and steam blocking
US size 2[2.75mm] OR size to obtain gauge
stitch markers, open and closed
Cloud from Anzula Luxury Yarns, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 575 yards (525m)
Color 1 Blush / 50g
Almost Plaid Scarf / Anzula Cloud
Follow my instructions to make Almost Plaid Scarf in two-colors, in positive and negative, joined by blocks of solid color. The color usage can be customized to your vision.
The stitch pattern is easy to execute, yet stays interesting. Almost Plaid scarf is perfect knitting for multi-tasking and is easy to put down and pick up. I always found myself looking forward to picking it again.
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 and to graft stitches together. There are notes throughout on how to proceed with color changes, memorize the stitch pattern, and 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.
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. The finished width is 2.5″/6.35 cm, with the ends blocked flat to approximately 5.75″/14.6 cm, and a finished length of 69″/175.3 cm. Download the Almost Plaid Yardage & Cast On Calculator to figure what you need using another yarn.
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.
All charts are Action Charts: do what you see. A knit is always a knit and a purl is always a purl.
Road Maps and Schematic Drawings show “as knit” measurements, knitting technique placement, and knitting direction. “As knit” includes selvedge stitches for seaming or picking up stitches so the measurements may be slightly different than final measurements given.
See page 3 for schematics. See page 4 for techniques specific to this pattern. See page 5 for stitch patterns and charts. Right and left refer to “as worn”.