A marled top-down Raglan sweater
in a fluffy combination of Brioche, Pearl Brioche & Garter stitch.

The sweater is knit seamlessly top-down with Raglan shoulder shaping. For the main part of the sweater, the two colors are held together, creating a marl effect. For added contrast, the cuffs, hem, and neckline finish are worked with Color A only.

The body is worked in Pearl Brioche stitch, the shoulders/sleeves are worked in Garter stitch and the Raglan lines and sides are worked in Brioche stitch.
The hem is finished with a doubled/folded border knit with a single strand of yarn in Stockinette stitch. The Cuffs are worked in Brioche stitch with two strands of yarn of the same color. The neckline is raised in the back by working short-rows before binding off neatly with an i-cord.

Use a mix of (semi-)solid and variegated/speckled colors (eg. a solid Lace-weight and a speckled mohair/alpaca blend, or vice versa) with a low to medium contrast for a more cohesive marl effect.


Digital Knitting Pattern (PDF) in English and German

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1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8]
Finished Bust: 93 (103, 113, 123, 133)\[143, 153, 163\] cm
36 ½ (40 ½, 44 ½, 48 ½, 52 ½)\[56 ½, 60, 64\]”

Recommended positive ease: 10-15 cm / 4-6“.



2 colors:
1 color of Lace-weight yarn (Color A; about 650 m / 710 yds per 100 g)
+ 1 color of fluffy Lace-weight Alpaca/Silk or Mohair/Silk yarn (Color B; about 300 m / 328 yds per 50 g)


Color A (Lace):

  • 896 (1016, 1157, 1294, 1429)[1539, 1670, 1830] m
  • 980 (1112, 1265, 1415, 1563)[1683, 1827, 2001] yard
  • 2 (2, 2, 2, 3)[3, 3, 3] skeins*

Color B (fluffy Lace):

  • 677 (771, 883, 992, 1099)[1185, 1290, 1418] m
  • 740 (844, 966, 1085, 1202)[1296, 1411, 1551] yard
  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4)[4, 5, 5] skeins*

*no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample.

Shown in

Color A: Helix by La Bien Aimée (75% Falkland Merino / 25% Gotland Wool, 650 m / 710 yds per 100 g) in the colorway French Gray (gray)
Color B: Kumo by La Bien Aimée (74% Suri Alpaca / 26% Mulberry Silk, 300 m / 328 yds per 50 g) in the colorway Nadia (speckled pink)

Pictured in size 3.


16 sts / 32 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Garter st & Pearl Brioche st (with 1 strand of Color A and 1 strand of Color B held together and US 7 / 4.5 mm needles)

29 sts / 44 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Stockinette st (with 1 strand of Color A and US 2 ½ / 3.0 mm needles)

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!


Main needle size:
US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 60-100 cm / 23-40″ long; optional: DPNs in same size for sleeves and neckline

Additional needle sizes:
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles or DPNs for the cuffs and neckline bind-off
US 2 ½ / 3.0 mm circular needles for the hem

(or sizes needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape)


tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers (7+1 for beginning/end of round), waste yarn for holding sleeve sts


Da hab ich wieder ein Schmankerl für Euch gefunden: der neue Sweater von Susanne Sommer sosuknits : „Cloudwatching“. Ich hab schon mal die Anleitung gecheckt: von oben in einem (also ohne lästiges Zusammennähen), mit Raglanärmeln, ein kleines Muster, dass das Projekt schön kurzweilig sein lässt und von der Passform mal nicht so kastig und oversized. Gestrickt wird zweifädig mit einem Lace- und einem Flauschgarn, aber man könnte natürlich auch bei passender Maschenprobe ein glattes Garn hernehmen. Wobei ich bei dem Namen und dem Muster so ein Flauschgarn schon arg schön finde. Na Mädels, was sagt Ihr? Ist das schön oder ist das schön? 😍. Die Anleitung gibt’s übrigens auf Deutsch ☺️. Und denkt dran: beim Kauf von Wolle ab 40€ übernehme ich für Euch die Kosten für die Anleitung, drucke sie Euch aus und schick sie per Mail. 
Wer schon mal nachbereiteten Details stöbern möchte:
#wollschmiede_neunkirchen #stricken #strickenmachtglücklich #strickenmachtsüchtig #sosuknits #cloudwatchingsweater #ravelry #ravelrypattern #briocheknitting #patentmusterstricken #raglanvonoben
Little wrist injury has made my shawl with all it’s wraps & turns hard to knit. That just means it’s time to start something new. Taking my time being gentle with my wrist and enjoying the yarn and the pattern. It is so light and soft and fluffy and purple. 💜

Pattern: Cloudwatching by sosuknits
Yarn: labienaimee Helix in Quartz Fume held together with Kumo in Violet Amethyst 

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This pink and orangey-red CLOUDWATCHING sweater is sure to brighten the darkest winter day! 💖

For this version, I combined an orangey-red Color A with a fluffy pink Color B. The result is vibrant and full of depth and dimension.

So instead of combining the fluffy Color B with a neutral Color A as in the previous photos, why not layer your fluff with a deeper shade of the same or a similar color? 

It’s like knitting with watercolors - so much fun!

➡️ Get the #knitting pattern on Ravelry, Payhip or via my website

❗️Don’t forget to use the code BRIOCHELOVE to get 20% discount until November 13 (midnight CET).

Yarn used in this photo:
🧶 Color A (red): Helix by @labienaimee (75% Falkland Merino / 25% Gotland Wool, 650 m / 710 yds per 100 g), pictured in the colorway Coquelicot.
🧶 Color B (pink): Kumo by La Bien Aimée (74% Suri Alpaca / 26% Mulberry Silk, 300 m / 328 yds per 50 g), pictured in the colorway Aimèe’s Lipstick.

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Finished my Cloudwatching sweater by sosuknits and wore it a bit this weekend (only indoors because hello 80° weather) It’s so lovely and soft, and extremely pettable. 

I knit it with labienaimee Helix in Quartz Fume & Kumo in Violet Amethyst. I’m so happy with my extremely purple sweater! The contrast between the pearl brioche stitches of the body and the garter on the sleeves is really fun. And while the folded hem was a lot of teeny tiny stitches there is no denying what a great design element it is.

The yarn was purchased at hillcountryweavers in Austin. The Helix color I used is sold out looks like, but lots of other options are available if you want your own super soft violently purple sweater.

#knittersofinstagram #handknitting #handknitsweater #NotSweaterWeatherAnymore #cloudwatchingsweater #labienaimeeyarn #hillcountryweavers #briocheknitting
Thank you all so much for the warm welcome to my latest design, Cloudwatching! 💖

This design has been on my needles - off and on - for two years, so finally sharing it with you is extra special! 🥰

If you have any questions about the pattern, techniques or color combinations, please comment and I‘ll do my best to A all you Qs! 🤓

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🎁♥️ FIVE ♥️🎁🧶

For day 5 of #24DaysOfKnits I want to show you a sweater that is both old and new, and perfectly imperfect. 

It’s the prototype for the Cloudwatching sweater, which I designed and knit in 2020, but the pattern was just released last month. 

As you may notice, I managed to use two different colors or dye-lots, and the yoke is more saturated than the body and sleeves. 

The first skein was a gift from the dyer for swatching and I ordered two more to complete the sweater months later and just kept working with the new skeins. So, totally my fault, not on the dyer at all! In the madness of 2020 I just didn’t pay attention until it was too late to unravel. 🤷🏻‍♀️

If you want to avoid this, you can make sure to get yarn from the same batch (buy a full sweater quantity at once), or alternate skeins every (other) row. I don’t mind the effect, though I made new samples for the pattern photos. 

I wear this prototype all the time, because it’s not only incredibly soft with a beautiful halo, but the color is both muted and a riot of rainbow speckles. It’s colorful without being overwhelming, thanks to marled combination of fluffy speckled and light gray yarn.

So, wear your imperfect knits! 😊Nobody’s going to know if you don’t tell them. Don’t tell them! 🤫

🧶 Pattern: “Cloudwatching” by me
🧶 Yarn: @labienaimee’s Helix in “French Gray” and Kumo in “Ponyo & Sosuke” 

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Let’s take a closer look at the textures of the CLOUDWATCHING sweater: 🥰

☁️ Garter stitch sleeves
☁️ Perl Brioche stitch body
☁️ Brioche stitch Raglan lines and sides

The mix of stitch patterns and marled fluffy yarn create an airy, yet still warm sweater that’s soft like a cloud. 💖

The changing textures also make this an engaging and fun knit to the last stitch that almost floes off the needles on US7/4.5 mm needles. 😊

Download the pattern from Ravelry, Payhip or via my website (links in profile).
Use “BRIOCHELOVE” to get 20% off until Nov. 13 (midnight CET)!

🧶 YARN pictured:
Helix (Falkland/Gotland wool, 650 m per 100 g, colorway French Gray) and Kumo (Alpaca/Silk, 300 m per 50 g, colorway Nadia) by @labienaimee.

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The fluffy brioche sweater of your dreams is now available on Ravelry & Payhip (or via my website).

The seamless Raglan construction and the mix of stitch patterns keep this design engaging and fun to the last stitch. 

Cloudwatching is in the perfect combination of Pearl brioche and Garter stitch with bold Brioche raglan lines.

Knit with @labienaimee’s lovely Lace-weight Helix (pictured in French Grey) and fluffy Lace-weight Kumo (pictured in Nadia), the fabric is airy and yet still warm, and soft like a cloud!

Enjoy a 20% discount with the code BRIOCHELOVE (until Nov. 5 midnight CET).

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