Thunderbolt Shawlette by Melissa G Martinez
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Thunderbolt Shawlette

September 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 207 yards (183 - 189 m)
Finished shawlette measures 32" across the top edge; 15" in height from bottom to top edge; sides measure 19"
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This easy to knit ultra stylish shawlette or bandana cowl features garter stitch edging and a shawl “spine” that resembles a thunderbolt or zig zag.

Being a huge soccer fan was actually the inspiration behind this cowl or shawl. For those familiar with the eloquent announcer Ray Hudson, he once uttered “Like a lightning bolt from Zeus’ hand!” while covering a play. He’s famous for other colorful phrases too but that one stuck in my mind and so became the catalyst for this piece. :)

I used about 200 yards of Cotton-Ease yarn in the color Lake to make this cowl/shawl.

The shawlette is finished off either by sewing up the opposing ends at the top edge or by adding a button for closure.

Finished measurements: 32” across at top edge; 15” in height from bottom to top edge; sides measure 19”.