Storm Dragon shawl
Dragons appear in so many stories from all over the world, and they have always fascinated me. They are magical, can spit fire, can fly, and depending on the lore, they have many other fascinating abilities. So, I decided to create a few designs inspired by them.
Storm Dragon is the second in a series of dragon inspired shawls and scarves.
This shawl starts with a crescent in garter stitch and ends with a lace edge that features a dragon-scale pattern with beads. The lace is a 16 stitch repeat over 10 rows. There are no increases in the lace pattern, and the beading occurs on the unpatterned wrong-side rows, making this suitable for intermediate lace knitters.
Instructions are for two sizes, using either two contrasting colours or a single colour.
Special thanks to Gannet Designs who designed the stitch pattern for the dragon-scale lace.
Pattern comes fully written and with a chart for the beaded lace section.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle in 24” length
Shibui Knits Linen, 1 ball each in colour Ash and Linen (225 m/246 yds per 50 g) or about 200 m/219 yds of fingering weight yarn in each of two colours
343 size 8 beads
Schachenmayr Tahiti, 2 balls in colour 7614 Marmor (280 m/306 yds per 50 g) or about 300 m/328 yds of fingering weight yarn in each of two colours
518 size 8 beads
Optional: 17 (19) stitch markers to mark pattern repeats in the lace section, one removable stitch marker
22 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm/4” in garter stitch
Gauge is not crucial here, but it might affect the size of your finished shawl and how much yarn you need.
114 cm/45” (120 cm/49”) wide and 36 cm/14” (44 cm/17.5”) deep