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shawl POTZBLITZ knitting pattern

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    • Elaborate step-by-step pattern with lots of photos and emphasis on details for a perfect finish
    • Included tutorials: decreases, increases, pick up stitches, i-cord, crochet bobbles


    POTZBLITZ, this shawl really makes an impression – knit yourself a real statement piece! The name of the shawl is an oldfashioned and charming exclamation of surprise, wonder and wow! The compound word consists of the term „Potz“, which, as I just learned, is a corruption of the word „God“ from medieval times, and „Blitz“, which means lightning. There is a bright yellow lightning bolt zigzagging down the centre of the shawl – hence the name. The crocheted dots, remaining of rain drops and sparks, are crochted after finishing the whole shawl, so you can postpone the decision where to put them. Also the size is up to you, as the shawl is worked sideways.

    Knitting level: Hmm ... as the shawl is knitted in garter stitch, it's not demanding, but the construction and the details ask for some experience and patience. Nevertheless, as the pattern is very very detailed, for adventurous beginners who are not afraid of long patterns and who want to advance further in their knitting skills, it might be a nice project.

    These knitting and crocheting techniques you already master: Knitting: cast on, knit, purl Crocheting (for the bobbles): chain stitch, double crochet stitch

    Included tutorials: decreases, increases, pick up stitches, i-cord, crochet bobbles

    Have fun knitting, yours Steffi from cats&hats

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    • The pattern can be altered for other yarns and yardages. In my pattern you will find instructions how to do it (it's pretty simple). As the shawl is knitted sideways, you decide on the size only shortly before you come to the final tip. You will need around 400 to 500 g of wool , depending on the yardage.
    • Original wool: I used "Merino 300" (300 m/100 g) from www.bunte-wolle.de. Annett is a seasoned dyer with a special knack for all shades of blue.
    • Some suggestions for yarn alternatives: - Malabrigo Arroyo - Malabrigo Rastita - Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi-Solid - Rowan Pure Wool 4 Ply - Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK - Wollmeise Pure