Thundersquall by Emily Lipa

Thundersquall

Knitting
May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
620 - 1200 yards (567 - 1097 m)
Small (Large)
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Thundersquall is a crescent shawl featuring alternating garter rows and lace patterns with a dainty picot edge reminiscent of water droplets on blades of grass after a summer thunderstorm. The shawl is easily transformed from dramatic and striking in a monochromatic yarn to fun and bright with a speckled yarn. The large version is a perfect wrap for those chilly summer nights; the small version offers welcome warmth for your neck or shoulders on a cool day.

This shawl is perfect summer knitting as it is easy to travel with and the lace pattern is easily memorized.

Finished Measurements
Small: Approximately 64” (163 cm) wingspan across top edge and 18” (46 cm) deep from center top to bottom edge

Large: Approximately 96” (244 cm) wingspan across top edge and 20” (51 cm) deep from center top to bottom edge

Materials
Yarn:
Small: 620 yds (567 m) of light fingering weight yarn
Sample used: 2 skeins of Skinny Single by Hedgehog Fibres (100% Merino; 400 yds (366 m)/100 g) in Monet colorway (speckled)

Large: 1,105 yds (1,010 m) of fingering weight yarn
Sample used: 2 skeins of 80/20 Merino Silk Fingering by Duck Duck Wool (80% SW Merino/20% Silk; 600 yds (549 m)/150 g) in Thundersquall coloway (gray)

Needles:
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Other Notions:
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional)

Gauge
Small (Light Fingering)
24 st and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st

Large (Fingering)
22 st and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st

Gauge is not critical for this project; however, changes in gauge will affect the finished measurements and yardage used. This shawl is great in a variety of yarn weights including light fingering, fingering, and sport.

Construction Notes
The shawl is knit from the center, top down. There are increases on both sides on every row to create the crescent shape and curling ends.

This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.

Now includes a separate stitch count checklist by row file.

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