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Dragon Charmer Shawl (PDF Knitting Pattern)

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♫ The Music ♫
This shawl was inspired by the music of Peter Gundry, an Australian musical artist whose modern Celtic and fantasy compositions reflect a complexity that translates so charmingly into knitted melody. The Dragon Charmer is part of his The Lost Book of Fantasy collection.

An amazing Celtic cable panel is the shining star in these pieces; directions are given for 3 sizes: a neck scarf (neckerchief / bandana cowl), small shawl and large shawl.

The stitch patterns are charted only.

All sizes of this curved triangular shawl begin with just 4 sts. Increases are worked along one side only. The gorgeous Celtic cable will form a border along the right edge (as knit) of the triangle – use it as the upper layer as you wrap this shawl to show it in its full glory.

The upper edge of the shawl (C in schematic below) is worked in a faux I-cord which puckers the work slightly, creating a wonderful fit across the shoulders. The edge of the cable panel is worked in a broken rib pattern; this pattern is continued across the final shawl edge, incorporating the live stitches for a seamless finish.

The smallest size has an added I-cord buttonhole loop and button sewn on to secure it at the back of the neck. A few stitches need to be sewn to secure the I cord button loop and the button.

(see schematic image below)
Small (Medium, Large)
A: 22.5 (39, 58)” / 57 (99, 147.5)cm
B: 27 (52, 73)” / 68.5 (132, 185.5)cm
C: 25 (37, 54)” / 63.5 (94, 137)cm

Yarn Notes
223 (590, 1100)yds / 205 (540, 1006)m worsted weight yarn.

Small sample shown in Patons Classic Wool Tweeds (90% wool, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose; 223yds / 205m per 100g) in Denim Tweed.
Medium sample shown in Patons Classic Wool (100% pure wool; 223yds / 205m per 100g) in Cognac Heather.
Large sample shown in Knit Picks Bare Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220yds / 202m per 100g).

4.5mm / US7 circular needle or size required to obtain gauge; Small: 32” / 80cm long or longer; Medium: 32” / 80cm long or longer; Large: 48” / 122cm or longer.

18 sts and 24 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.


Cable needle, tapestry needle; for Small size only: 1 3/8” / 35mm round or 2” / 5cm long x 32mm toggle button.

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