As summer came on at our old farm in rural Virginia, lightning bugs would blink lazily against the darkening trees as the day slipped off elsewhere. Inspired by their elliptical arcs, Lightning Bugs is knit from the top down in garter stitch. Gathered elongated stitches make the ‘bugs,’ and slipped stitches form the dots.
Skills required: increasing, slipping stitches, yarn overs, short rows. A photo tutorial is included for the ‘bug’ stitches.
Finished measurements: approximately 213.5 cm across and 38 cm deep
Gauge: 20 stitches to 10 cm in blocked garter stitch
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.