Inspired by sea creatures real and imagined, the Sea Dragon Shawl is knit from side to side, with short rows forming a shallow crescent shape. Its comfortable proportions are perfect for wrapping around the neck scarf-style or wearing around the shoulders. Choose between a small or large Sea Dragon Shawl and showcase your favourite yarn: go crazy with your leftover yarn stash and knit each segment in a different colour, use a gradient or variegated yarn, or go with your favourite solid colour combination.
Suitable for adventurous beginners, techniques include: simple short rows, picking up stitches, simple increases and decreases.
MEASUREMENTS Small: 152x28cm (60x11”) Large: 198x35.5cm (78x14”)
*Illustrated Knitting pattern *Suitable for advanced beginners
Materials you need at home:
YARN: *Fingering weight/4 ply *MC: 400 732m (437 800 yds); *CC: 119 155m (130 170 yds)
Large sample: Orange Flower, Twist sock, 100% Superwash Merino, 2 skeins Europa, plus Black Trillium, Pebble Sock, 100% Superwash Merino, ½ skein Saltwater. Small samples: Angie’s Studio, New Merino 4ply, 100% Superfine Australian New Merino, 1 skein Mint Dreams plus ½ skein Natural, and 1 skein Pink and Grey Speckle”plus ½ skein Grey.
NEEDLES: *4mm (US 6) 80cm (32”) circular needles to hold a large number of stitches. *3.75mm (US 5) 80cm (32”) circular needles to hold a large number of stitches.
NOTIONS: *Tapestry needle
Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach.
With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design.
I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear.
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