Lotus Dragon Shawl
Worked Flat. Bottom-up. Slightly Curved Triangle Shaping.
Charted - No line-by-line instructions.
Intermediate Lace Skills: Basic Lace Skills, plus Unusual Stitch Constructions and Directional YO Closures.
US English with Metrics and Glossary provided.
Video Links / Visual Aids for unusual stitches provided.
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1200 yds (1372 m) DK Weight Yarn
~ Sample used 6 Mini 200 y (183 m) 80 g Hanks of
Miss Babs Yowza Gradient Set – Midway
Ring Toss, Kissing Booth, Bottle Ring, Ring the Bell, Penny Pitch, Duck Pond
100% Merino (Plied) @
250 yds (229 m) per 100 g
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US 5 (3.75 mm) Circular Needles 32” (80 cm) Long (+) and
1 Smaller US 4 (3.5 mm) Circular Needle 32” (80 cm) Long (+)
~Or sizes that get gauge/desired fabric
1 Double Pointed Needle Same Size as Smallest Circular Needle Row Counter
Stitch Markers (2)
Blocking Tools of Choice
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29” (73.5 cm) Depth
56” (142.5 cm) Tip to Tip Wingspan
60” (152.5 cm) Full Measure - Along Curve
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Gauge Is Not Critical But Will Affect Size And Yarn Requirements.
For Yarn Selection – Blocked Stockinette =
22 sts by 33 R = 4” (10 cm) sq
In Blocked Scales Pattern =
1 Large Scale 12 sts by 12 R = 1.5 x 1.7” (38 x 43 mm)
~ On Larger Needles.
1 Small Scale 10 sts by 10 R = 1.14 x 1.33” (29 mm x 34 mm)
~ On Smaller Needles.
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The Public Side of the Shawl is the Purl side. However, for ease of use, the pattern is written and worked with the Knit side as RS.
All ICDD will “Stack” = the center stitch of the ICDD remains situated ~ stacks ~ along the same column.
These scales are not only dimensional but overlap a bit and flex like armor plates.
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.