Thalassa / Power by G. K. Green

Thalassa / Power

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 5.2 rows = 1 inch
in pattern stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
480 yards (439 m)
One size [12" (or 1') wide X 108" (or 9') long, finished, flat] fits most, but pattern is fully customizable by knitter to any desired size.
This pattern is available for $6.99 USD buy it now

Additional Note for Yarn: Designer chose to use one (1) skein {480 yds/100 g} of Jazz Handz Fusion Fiber fingering-weight 4-ply 100%-cotton wound (not spun) yarn in Oceans, which incorporates multiple hues of Sky Blue, Dark Teal, and Royal Blue changing incrementally.

The Thalassa / Power wrap may be worn either as a stole (shawl) or a generously-sized scarf. The wrap is knit from one side to the other (and not from top to bottom nor vice versa).

Thalassa means “the sea” in Greek, more particularly that ages-old personification of the Mediterranean Sea as oceanic Mother to various offspring. It is certainly not difficult to see how island-dwellers such as the Amazons would be immediately and intimately aware of the immense energy and strength of the waves that surrounded them.

Be sure to view all five patterns in Themiscyra: The Paradise Island Collection … the Diana / Courage cuff for the wrist, the Thalassa / Power wrap (this pattern), the Myrina in Atlantis / Grace convertible scarf-vest, the Tanllwyth / Wisdom stole, and the Maravilla / Wonder shawlette or head-covering … original knitting designs inspired by legendary Amazons for real women today!

(P.S. Right now, you can buy the entire Themiscyra collection for about $10 less than what you would spend buying each of the five patterns individually; that’s a savings of around 30%. Though we don’t know whether Amazons valued thrift per se, it does seem wise!)

Note Regarding Files Included in Pattern Download: In addition to the actual pattern PDF file, two more files are separately available for download -- the front matter (preface/introduction) and back matter (concerning yarn used) for the collection. Further, if desired by the purchaser, higher-resolution single-page images are available from the designer upon request for any (or all) pages of the pattern.