Discworld: Flynn the Swamp Dragon
In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, he mentions in a few books these creatures called Swamp Dragons. Swamp Dragons are small dragons that rich ladies keep as shoulder accessories. Swamp Dragons are walking explosions waiting to happen…. in fact, their natural defense against predators is to explode!
In one Watch house, an enterprising young Igor has installed a zipper in the belly of the beast so that dragon eaten items can be retrieved… if you dont mind a little corrosive Dragon bile that is.
You can find the pattern for Flynn, Here. Errata to pattern located below.
ETA: 2/1/08- a lot of people have contacted me asking how much yarn Flynn took to make. I made Flynn from the recycled sleeve of a size large woman’s sweater, so I don’t know the exact yardage. However, one $2 skein of Caron’s Simply Soft should be more than enough if it helps.
ETA: 9/22/12 - I was contacted by neuendorf who found an issue in the pattern. Line 9 for needle B specifically, as the stitch counts were off. If you find yourself with one less stitch than the pattern says should be there please replace the directions for Line 9 needle B with:
Kfb, K5, Kfb, K4, M1, Kfb
Also she found errors with the following rows:
Row 26 : a) K7, K2tog, K7, K2tog, b) K4, (K2tog) x6, K4, c) K2tog, K7, K2tog, K7
R55 : K7, (m), K19, Kfb, (m), Kfb twice in same stitch, (m), Kfb, K19, Kfb, (m), K7
and for Flynn’s snout: R3 : a) K1, K2tog, K2, b) Kfb twice in same st, Kfb, Kfb, Kfb, Kfb, Kfb twice in same st, Kfb, c) K2, K2tog, K1
This pattern is for personal use only.