Dancing Dragons Coat
Dragons are popular elements in Celtic art and their appeal remains strong today. They are glamorous and dangerous, some are full of wisdom and magic.
Designing a dragon pattern for knitting is challenging, but the result is worth every effort. It involves a variety of cable stitches, increases and decreases and beaded dragon eyes.
Please note: The cable patterns are given in form of charts only.
The dragon cables are worked on the fronts and back of the coat on a reverse stockinette background. The sleeves, shoulder straps and buttonbands are worked in a pattern that resembles dragon scales.
The pattern is suitable for a wide range of DK weight yarns with good stitch definition. Merino, lambswool, mixed fibre yarns and even tweed yarns are recommended.
Measurements and yarn requirements:
Size: S, M, L, XL, 2X.
UK size: 34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52.
Bust measurements: 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56” or 102cm, 112cm, 122cm, 132cm, 142cm.
Length: 25¼”, 26⅜”, 26⅜”, 27⅛”, 27⅛” or 64cm, 67cm, 67cm, 69cm, 69cm.
Yarn: Artesano DK Blue faced Blend 100% wool, 120 yds 110m per 50g, col. 4: 1320 yds, 1560 yds, 1680 yds, 1800 yds, 1920 yds or 1210m, 1430m, 1540m, 1650m, 1760m.
Us size 4 (3.5mm) circular needle 32” (80cm) long, cable needle, 2 stitch markers, 7 buttons and 12 beads 4-6mm with 2mm hole, crochet hook 1.5mm or size to fit through bead hole.
Choose luminous or iridescent beads for the dragon eyes – the smaller the beads the more dangerous your dragon will appear.
The instructions are in written form and in form of charts, but please note that the cable charts are not supplied in written form.
The pattern is aimed at intermediate to experienced knitters.