Dragonfly Dreams by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
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Dragonfly Dreams

November 2011
Light Fingering ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette (6 sts / 6 rows over blocked beaded lace)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 yards (302 m)
52" x 8.5"; length adjustable in 4" increments
This pattern is available for $7.50 USD
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Errata available: heartstringsfiberarts.com

Dragonfly Dreams debuted at Patternfish as a first-run World Exclusive and was the very close 2nd runner-up in their Patternfish 10’000th Design Competition announced in the November 2011 Patternfish Newsletter. Thanks to everyone who voted!

From the pattern description: Dragonflies symbolize the illusion of light, thoughts and dreams in this knitted interpretation featuring lace, beads and Estonian gathered stitches.

This design combines lace eyelets, beads, decrease stitch outlines, gathered stitches, stockinette and garter stitch to provide the details of the dragonflies against a ground of reverse stockinette. The dreamy reflection of light and shadow is framed with columns of small beads and gathered stitches.

Both charted and written stitch instructions are provided.

Shown in Buffalo Gold Lux color Malachite; Miyuki beads colors #18 Silver-lined Light Blue (dragonfly wings and scarf border) and #234 Metallic Gold-lined Crystal (dragonfly bodies)

For adjusting length: Each 24-row repeat adds 4” and takes 25 yards of yarn, 14 large beads and 92 small beads.

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