Dragons Ruff by Holly Chayes

Dragons Ruff

July 2012
Lace ?
6.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in washed and blocked garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
950 yards (869 m)
24 inches (61 cm) from center back to each point along the hem
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Inspired by the ruff many dragons are depicted with, this shawl consists of a background of garter stitch mesh interspersed with strips of stockinette that add depth. It’s finished off with a deep garter stitch border that grounds the entire piece.

Knit in one piece from the top down, this shawl begins by casting on 9 stitches at the back of the neck and increasing 7 stitches every other row to shape this shawl into 7/8ths of a circle that stays draped elegantly over the shoulders. Finally, an eyelet-increase row is worked just before the garter stitch border, and just before the bind off to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

Skills Used:
casting on & binding off
yarn over
weaving in ends
blocking lace

Notions: 7 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Both charts and written stitch directions are included.