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My name is Tanja. I live in Switzerland with my husband and two cats. I love to knit and designing my own patterns.

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Thunder and Lightning

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Thunder and Lightning
Thunder and Lightning
Thunder and Lightning
Thunder and Lightning

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Decreases (k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp), YO, Left and Right Backwards Loop CO (explained in the pattern)

Pattern Description:

Thunder and Lightning is a top-down constructed faroese shawl. The side panels in garter stitch make it a quick knit while the center and border panel featuring a beautiful lace pattern add some interest. It offers charted as well as written instructions. The pattern has been tech-edited and test-knit.

Thunder and Lightning is the name of the lace pattern. I found it in a German stitch dictionary and immediately fell in love with it.


19 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm [4"] in garter stitch after blocking
23 sts and 17 rows = 10 cm [4"] in Border pattern after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 114 cm [45"] Wingspan, 42 cm [16.5"] deep


  • approx. 400 m [438 yd] laceweight yarn of your choice

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 mm [US 2 or 3] 80 cm (32") circular needle, or size to obtain correct gauge.; 8 stitch markers (4 of one color, 4 of another color)

Suggested yarn:

438 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Garnstudio Drops Lace


6790 Royal Blue