Large Fluffy Clouds

Updated: Feb 19


 

The large fluffy clouds are a scaling up of the small fluffy clouds and knitted in a darker blue to replicate how the sky gets darker towards the top of the photo.


I first knitted this square on the beach at Saudersfoot in Pembrokeshire, this was a lucky rainbow shot, it was beautiful looking this way, behind me was another story - it was more like the stormy blanket cloud colour!

 

I made the patterns in a spreadsheet before knitting up a test swatch. The bottom left photo in the collage above shows the trial patterns I went through before deciding which I liked.


General principles for square patterns:

  • Repeat pattern horizontally and vertically & simple to knit pattern.

  • 36 stitches x 48 rows for main pattern as these are very divisible numbers.

  • An 'x' means purl on a knit row, and knit on a purl row to create the texture.

 

This lower chart is the format I found to be most useful to me:

  • White = knit row (right side), grey = purl row (wrong side).

  • An 'x' = purl on a knit row, and knit on a purl row

  • The numbers are just a handy guide to the number of stitches in each knit or purl block.

*Note* this one is not symmetrical - purl rows read from the left!




 

Written pattern:

See blanket pattern for required needles & yarn.

(k = knit, p=purl)


Cast on 36 stitches

Rows 1-4: st stitch (starting with a knit row)

Row 5: k6, p22, k8

Row 6: p6, k25, p5

Row 7: k4, p27, k5

Row 8: p4, k28, p4

Row 9: k4, p28, k4

Row 10: p4, k28, p4

Row 11: k5, p27, k4

Row 12: p5, k25, p6

Row 13: k8, p23, k5

Row 14: p6, k22, p8

Row 15: k9, p17, k10

Row 16: p10, k17, p9

Row 17: k10, p4, k1, p11, k10

Row 18: p11, k10, p15

Row 19: k16, p8, k12

Row 20: p13, k6, p17

Rows 21-28: st stitch

Row 29: p10, k14, p12

Row 30: k13, p11, k12

Row 31: p13, k9, p14

Row 32: k14, p8, k14

Row 33: p14, k8, p14

Row 34: k14, p8, k14

Row 35: p14, k9, p13

Row 36: k12, p11, k13

Row 37: p13, k13, p10

Row 38: k10, p14, k12

Row 39: p8, k19, p8

Row 40: k9, p19, k8

Row 41: p8, k20, p4, k1, p3

Row 42: k3, p26, k7

Row 43: p6, k28, p2

Row 44: k1, p30, k5

Rows 45-48: st stitch

Cast off

 

I have made these patterns available for free but they are ©Blanketscapes, the patterns are not to be copied or resold. I'm happy for you to make and sell finished blankets using these patterns for charitable, non-commercial, purposes only. Please credit @blanketscapes on Instagram or Facebook for your final creations, I'd love to see what you make.

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