Imoogi: Dragon Poncho
Intermediate Lace Skill Level.
Unusual stitch constructions - Directional YO closures and special Inverse CDD. Shifting end of round.
Video Links provided for unusual stitches.
Worked inside out, bottom-up in the round.
Instructions are given for creating gradient effect from 2 colors.
Pattern written for 1 size: one-size-fits-most (US) Sm - XL. Size adjustments can be made with larger or smaller gauge/needle/yarn, or by adding/subtracting multiples of 12 to CO#.
800 yds (730 m) Worsted Yarn
@ 200 yds (182 m) per 100 g
~ Sample Gradient made with
100% Merino Superwash
2 each of
Coal Seam (darker)
US 6 (4 mm) Circular Needles
Cord Lengths 16- 24- 36” (40 - 60 - 90 cm)
Or size that gets gauge
~ Measurements ~
19” (48.25 cm) - neckline to lower point
27.5” (70 cm) Flat - across lower
11.25” (28.6 cm) Flat – across neck
~ Gauge ~
Each large scale 12 x 12 rep measures;
1.65” (4.2 cm) tall x 1.57” (4 cm) wide
taken after blocking.
Sts should be snug.
These scale segments are not only dimensional, but overlap a bit and flex like armor plates.
Worked from knit (inner) side… No one wants to work only purls - am I right?
The directional YO closures and the inverse cdd will seem tedious and fiddly at first, like most new techniques. Remember learning cables? But you will get used to them.
You do need to pay attention to your knitting, but it has a logical progression.
Tips to maximize the dimensional effect
1. Use tightly plied, round “springy” yarn.
2. Make a firm fabric/tight sts = smallish needles for your yarn.
3. Snug down the increases and decreases as you work them