Lightning - PDF knitting pattern
Lightning asymmetrical triangular shawl with zigzag lace. The lace pattern is simple and resembles lightning. You knit from one corner to the opposite edge, creating a slightly asymmetric triangle shape.
This shawl was inspired by an adventure I had. One summer years ago, it was very hot and the trains were late. My husband called me in the evening, missed the last train and asked me to pick him up in the next town. When I got in the car, I could already see a storm was brewing and I was going to drive straight into it. By the time I got there, it was pouring. And on the way home, we were racing the storm: thunder and lightning were zigzagging to the right, left and behind us. And when we walked through the door on the way home, “the sky fell behind us”. It was terrifying, but also majestic. Tie your scarf and take it with you, you’ll see: it will drive away the thunderstorms!
Three skeins Lana Gatto Luxury VIP (80% Wool, 20% Goat - Cashmere goat; 200 m / 218 yards per skein (50 g)). Shown in Lana Gatto VIP 13333. Or two skein Skein Queen Blush (80% South African merino 20% Cashmere; 400 m / 438 yards per skein (100 g). Or approximately 600 m / 657 yards of similar Fingering weight yarn.
Size 4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 100 cm / 40 inch long, 3,5 mm for bind off.
20 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in lace st on US 6 / 4 mm needles after blocking.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Approximately 160 cm / 63 in (top edge) x 67 cm / 26,5 in (depth), after blocking.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
ssk: slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together
yo: yarn over
This pattern has both written and charted instructions.
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