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FREE Lightning Bolt

1 Sep

That’s right folks, Monkey Waffles is giving away a FREE lightning bolt scarf.  You too can defeat all your enemies and be the life of the party with this handmade, 100% acrylic scarf.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment by September 30, 2011, with either your contact email or ravelry user name.  One entry per person please.  International entries are welcome.  The winner will be chosen at random and notified by October 3, 2011.  If the winner does not respond within 7 days of notification, a new winner will be chosen.

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Lightning Bolt Scarf

14 Aug

Electrify your enemies by wearing this super hero or wonder woman scarf. (Or you could shorten it a bit and use it decorate the wall of your crime fighting lair.)

MATERIALS: 5.0 mm hook (H), Approx. 320 yds Worsted Yarn

FINISHED SIZE: 5 feet long x 8.5 inches for widest bolt

GAUGE: Not important as long as you are happy with the drape.

FIRST ZAP (SMALLEST):
Ch 2; in 2nd chain from hook, 2 hdc
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each st (2 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in each st (written 2hdcinc) (4 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc across (4 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc twice, 1 hdc (6 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 3 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc twice, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (8 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 6 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (10sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 6 rows

SECOND ZAP:
Ch 7, turn, in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (15 sts)
Ch 2, turn hdc across for 4 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 10 sts (leaving 5 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 4 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 6 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (12 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (14 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 9 rows

THIRD ZAP:
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, then Ch 9
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (21 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 14 sts, leaving 7 sts unworked
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 10 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (16 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 10 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 12 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (18 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 9 rows

FOURTH ZAP:
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, ch 11
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (27 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in next 18 sts (leave 9 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 14 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (20 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 6 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 16 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (22 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 18 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (24 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 5 rows

FIFTH ZAP (LARGEST):
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, ch 14
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (38 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 24 sts (leave 12 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (26 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (28 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 10 rows

Finish Off. Weave in ends.

If you want a shorter/kid-sized bolt, skip the fifth zap.