Dragon Breath by Andree Beddoe
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Dragon Breath

Knitting
May 2017
Fingering weight yarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Plain stockinette st, smoothed, not stretched (gauge is a guideline)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.75 mm
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 m)
One size (88.5" (225cm) outer border, 54" (137cm) inner border, 19.5" (137cm) deep
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Learn new techniques and have FUN !

Dragon Breath offers fun and rewarding knitting experiences even to experienced knitters. This design starts with a circular shape, and then through the magic of short rows, it is transformed into the rounded, crescent shape form, which I love.

  • Learn to make the very cool Soleil cast-on - my very own!
  • Use modified version of Lynne Barr’s CAPs (Continuously Applied Pieces) method to knit the lace edge (Dragon Flames!!) continuously without breaking the yarn.
  • Start with a circle and transform the shape to a crescent.

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn, using 3 colors with high contrast
A: 320 yds (290m)
B: 320 yds (290m)
C: 150 yds (137m)
Shown in Tosh Merino Light, Citrus (A), Havana (B), and Cousteau (C).

Beads
Beads are optional. However if you choose to use beads, here are the numbers:
420 seed beads total, size 6/0 (189 beads in the center - 3 rounds 63 beads each - and 231 beads for the outer edge. I used Toho seed beads).

Needle
4mm (US 6) circular needle 40” (100cm) to 60” (152”)long.

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Many Thanks to:

laincreativ for being an extraordinary editor
OSUknitgal for test knitting
colleencorbin for photo editing
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