Thunderclap by Emily Wood


September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 - 950 yards (777 - 869 m)
One Size
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This dramatic shawl grabs your attention with a wide block of gradient mosaic colourwork in the center. The zigzags move like soundwaves of rumbling thunder accompanied by the shushing of rain sliding down a windowpane in the easy texture of the garter rib.

This shawl has an asymmetrical triangular shape. It begins with a few stitches and is worked on the bias, growing toward the opposite edge.
The first section is worked with the main colour in garter rib. The middle section incorporates the contrasting colours in garter stitch stripes and a mosaic zigzag pattern. The shawl ends with more garter rib and a final section of colourful stripes.
The colours from Party of Five are used/listed as follows: Peaccock - CC1, Azurite - CC2, Velvet Elvis - CC3, Aubergine - CC4, and Jewel - CC5.
The Garter Rib and Mosaic Zigzag patterns are both written (see Stitches Used) and charted (page 4) for your preference.


56” / 142 cm long and 24” / 61 cm wide at its widest point

1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Stealth Mode (MC) (425 yds / 388 m per 4oz / 115 g skein; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).
1 set of SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five in Tough Love Sock in Tanzanite (CC1-5) (105 yds / 96 m per 1 oz / 28 g mini skein;
80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon).

Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, at least 24” / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Yarn needle

24 sts and 35 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Rib stitch, after blocking.
24 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, after blocking.
26 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Mosaic Zigzags, after blocking.

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