Pretty Perfect Pocket Square Using Shibui Silk Cloud
Add a pop of color to your blazer with the Pretty Perfect Pocket Square. This fine bit of fluff is purely for fun—sure to bring cheer to dapper dressers everywhere!
Shibui Silk Cloud lends a handsome luster and subtle halo to this wee pocket square. Silk Cloud is a lace-weight mohair blend with a core of silk (a significant 40%!). This floaty fiber, held doubled throughout, creates a smooth fabric that takes dye beautifully—perfect for a dashing accent such as this! For a touch of tweedy depth, why not try marling two colors together?
8 x 8"/ 20 x 20cm, after blocking.
1 skeins Shibui Silk Cloud ( 330yds / 300m each), held double throughout.
Or approx. 110yds/100m total of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.
Shown in color 115, Brick.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Smooth fingering-weight waste yarn or knotting cord for provisional cast-on.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and T-pins.
22sts & 32rows=4"/10cm in stockinette stitch with yarn held double, after blocking.
The Free Adaptation
Please refer to original pattern for complete instructions. Only changes are covered in this adaptation.
Pocket square is worked with yarn held doubled throughout. Divide yarn equally into two separate balls. Or, if you prefer, pull a strand from both the outside and insde of ball.
This 8"/20cm square was worked at a guage of 22 sts/32 rows = 4"/10cm. Note: Your row gauge may differ from ours—that’s ok! See original pattern for instructions on how to determine total number of rows to work at your row gauge.
We cast on 44 sts and worked 65 rows as per Basic Recipe given in original pattern, ending with RS row.
Bind off and block as per finishing instructions given in original pattern.
COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Deep black.
COLOR: 103 Apple. Bold chartreuse.
COLOR: 2003 Ash. Palest grey.
COLOR: 2018 Bordeaux. Rich maroon.
COLOR: 115 Brick. Red-orange.
COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Delicate khaki.
COLOR: 2032 Field. Olive-drab green.
COLOR: 2012 Fjord. Elegant muted teal blue.
COLOR: 2010 Flaxen. Delicate muted ochre.
COLOR: 2035 Fog. Cool greeny-grey.
COLOR: 2002 Graphite. Steely blue-grey.
COLOR: 2004 Ivory. Creamy white.
COLOR: 2022 Mineral. Warm medium-grey.
COLOR: 2027 Pool. Cool, almost electric teal.
COLOR: 2031 Poppy. Bright salmon.
COLOR: 2016 Suit. Muted navy.
COLOR: 11 Tar. Dark charcoal-grey.
COLOR: 2017 Velvet. Rich regal purple.
COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Brassy-green goldenrod.
COLOR: 2034 Blueprint. Electric blue.
COLOR: 2038 Cove. True teal.
COLOR: 2037 Tango. Cherry red.
COLOR: 2039 Imperial. Plummy purple.
COLOR: 106 Raspberry. Bright raspberry pink.
COLOR: 2180 White. Bright white.
COLOR: 2181 Bone. Bone white.
COLOR: 2182 Shore. Deep sky blue.
COLOR: 2183 Petal. Bright rosy pink.
COLOR: 2185 Deep Water. Ocean blue.
COLOR: 2186 Dusk. Purplish navy.
LIMITED EDITION COLOR: 2187 Ember. Bright reddish orange.
Digital Pretty Perfect Square pattern. (Download)
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Free digital adaptation for Pretty Perfect Pocket Square. (Download)