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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