Cumulus, the fluffy cloud jumper
It’s knitting weather and I’m working on multiple projects at the moment! According to my notes on Ravelry, I started the Cumulus Blouse by Petite Knit on the 1st March, and only finished it last week.
The reason I left it was that I was a bit confused by the instructions and it’s a bit frustrating. I was also very cautious when knitting this because the mohair lace is impossible to unravel, so even though I’ve knitted similar projects before I didn’t want to make a mistake. At one point I just put it aside and worked on the Wool and Honey jumper instead, which is a very well written pattern (or I should say, written in a way that my brain can understand).
I recently ordered another Petite Knit pattern and found the instructions easier to understand. Maybe I’m used to PK’s writing style now, or that it may be the confusing instructions of the Cumulus is just a one-off. Still, I love Petite Knit’s style and will likely continue to purchase their patterns in the future.
Anyway, I got over it and finally finished it in time for the cold weather. I bought the mohair silk lace from Louie and Lola Yarns. This colourway is called Ruby, which is a special Christmas colour I ordered through Katrina’s dyed to order service. The photos don’t do them justice! It’s the most gorgeous combination of mauve pink, and dashes of maroon, red and gold.
This pattern is a simple raglan style, entirely knitted in stockinette stitch, which is therapeutic (once I worked out what the instructions meant! 😂). I learned how to knit i-cord edges/bind-off! It’s a very nice finish and I love it. I knitted a size XS, no adjustments, but I’ve completely missed the instructions to decrease while knitting the i-cord for the sleeves and hem. Well, I know what to do next time! I ended up with 52g of the yarn left, which is pretty much a whole skein. It’s always difficult to estimate how much yarn is needed.
This light and fluffy top is very, very warm! I prefer to wear something underneath but it’s not itchy and scratchy at all. I enjoyed knitting the silk lace on its own (held double), but next time I’d like to try knitting this pattern with a light fingering yarn held together with the mohair silk lace for a different texture.