Cirrostratus Cowl


light wisps of warmth

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Cirrostratus clouds are light wisps that spread out high up in the troposphere. This cowl takes several characteristics from them–it’s large, thin, and light. The silk mohair worked at such a large gauge creates a slight fuzzy (or hazy) look. However, unlike the clouds that are composed of ice crystals, this cowl will keep you warm and toasty.

Wear it however you wish. I like to twist it upon itself and wear it doubled. Loop it through itself to create a small scarf. While my shoulder width is small, it might be fun to create a gather at one shoulder with a shawl pin and wear it as a poncho.

The long color changes of the ombre help you to change up the look without crocheting a new one–as you loop the cowl, decide which colors you want in front. It is a straightforward design and worked in the round, it’s a project that’s great for working on while watching TV or listening to audio (books/podcasts).

This pattern includes written instructions only and uses US crochet terms.

This listing is for a PDF download. Looking to purchase from outside the US? This design is available at payhip, lovecrafts, and ravelry.

Additional information

Suggested Yarn

• 520-620 yd (475-567 m) of fingering weight yarn

Sample Shown in Artyarns Mohair Ombre 2-ply (60% Mohair, 40% Silk; 86g/3oz; 620 yd / 567 m)
• 1 skein, Color #721


5.5 mm (I)


one size, 24 in (61 cm) deep x 72 in (183 cm) circumference


6 sts x 6 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in double crochet


• Tapestry needle to weave ends
• 4-5 removable stitch markers