Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dragon Scales Shawl

Ideally, I would have made this shawl with a green/yellow/brown, lace-weight wool or wool-blend. Unfortunately, being on a yarn diet means I have to use what I have. I found this yarn at a thrift store about a year ago for roughly $1 per ball, and I haven't been able to find any information about it online. So, substitute at will.

Unger Jewel (50% cotton/50%rayon viscose, 1.7oz/48g) six balls in Color #1 (cream/ecru/off-white)
US4 (3.5mm) 24in (61cm) circular needle
Tapestry needle

21sts by 33rows = 4in (10cm) in lace pattern on US4 (3.5mm)

Finished Size:
30in (76cm) from top to bottom and 60in (152cm) from tip to tip

CO 3 sts on circ.
Rows 1-9: kfb, k to end.
There should now be 12 sts.
Row 10 and all even rows: kfb, k4, p to last 6 sts, k6.

If you would prefer working from a chart, Shae of twitchyknits has created one.

Row 11: kfb, k to end.
Row 13: kfb, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k5.
Row 15: kfb, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k5.
Row 17: kfb, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, skp) twice, k5.
Row 19: kfb, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, skp) twice, k5.
Row 21: kfb, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k5, (yo, skp) twice, k5.
Row 23: kfb, k5, yo, *k1, yo, skp, k7, k2tog, yo*; rep between *s to last 7 sts, k1, yo, k6.
Row 25: kfb, k4, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k5*; rep between *s to end.
Row 27: kfb, k4, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, skp) twice, k3*; rep between *s to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 29: kfb, k4, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, skp) twice, k1*; rep between *s to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 31: kfb, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, *k5, yo, skp, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, yo*; rep between *s to last 14 sts, k5, (yo, skp) twice, k5.
Rep Rows 23-32 to desired size, ending with Row 24.
Next row, kfb, k to end.
Rep this row 9 more times. BO all sts. Weave in ends. Block if desired.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.