Issue 5 | Stripes: Lightning Shawl

About the Pattern: 

​Having watched with some delight the interest in Brioche Lace patterns grow over the last few months, I decided it would be fun to figure out how some of these effects are achieved and after about half an hour of experiments and some determination not to buy a book etc. I realised that three of the most common stitches are easily achievable in the traditional 2 pass brioche method. An extra few minutes and single pass brioche methods were ready to use as well.

I decided to create something that has the look of Thor’s lightning bolts and I decided it needed a crown, a fancy top edge. The results are below us here and I wish you good luck in knitting it.

I have knitted 3 versions all using 4 ply yarn but different sizes of needles to create different finished sizes and fabric drapes.All were successful and perfectly fine to wear.

𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗿: John Glen of Beardychiel Designs     ​

Finished Measurements: Depends on needles chosen, yarn weight, and gauge.

Yarn Used: Samples were knit using fingering weight yarn, but this shawl is designed for any weight, just by adjusting needle size and gauge.

Tools and Notions: 2.75 mm needles, 4 mm needles, or 5 mm needles, yarn needle.

​Issue 5 of yarnpeople is available to pre-order on Ravelry for instant download when it goes live. In this issue, celebrating Stripes, you can read the articles in the main ​magazine as well as 12 individual patterns.⁣

We have gone physical with a Print version of the magazine available to be sent direct to your door, with worldwide delivery options.

As always, Happy Crafting!



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