Dragonstole Knitting Pattern
Inspired by a piece worn by Daenerys Targaryen in season 7 of GoT and her ancestral home, Dragonstone, this wrap will make anyone feel like a queen. The rich pattern is reminiscent of dragon scales, and a joy to knit for texture and technique lovers. Worked flat in one piece from side to side, this project will keep you engaged from start to finish without boring you to tears.
Finished size: 101” long by 18” wide. Both length and width are easily adjustable; just knit more or fewer repeats to achieve your desired size.
Gauge: 22 sts and 29 rows=4” in texture pattern. While gauge is not critical for this pattern, having a different gauge will affect your finished size and your yardage; make sure to plan accordingly.
Materials: US size 6/4.0 mm needles (flat or circular), cable needle or DPN for wrapping sts, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch markers.
Yarn: Sample shown in The English Gentleman DK by Countess Ablaze in colorway Radioactive Raspberry Jam. If using a different yarn, make sure to select something that will show off the deep texture of this piece. Also make sure to alternate skeins every couple of rows when using hand-dyed yarns. Even skeins coming from the same dye batch can vary greatly.
This is an intermediate pattern, for knitters who aren’t afraid of texture or technique. The wraps and knot sts aren’t difficult to work, but can be a little time-consuming until you get used to them. Explanations for working the wraps and knot sts can be found in the pattern.
Texture pattern was adapted from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible by Hitomi Shida and translated by Gayle Roehm. Directions in this pattern are written only. If you would like to see a chart of this pattern, it’s #78 in the Stitch Bible, which I highly recommend as a great resource for advenurous knitters looking for something different.