Mysterious Dragon Project Bag by Karen Moffett

Mysterious Dragon Project Bag

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April 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Background Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 260 yards (183 - 238 m)
Small: 17.5” (44 cm) diam, 11” (28 cm) tall, Large: 22” (56 cm) X 12.75” (32 cm)
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Kitari’s Tale: Kitari stifled a giggle as they practiced holding their scales at just the right angle. They were hiding from their big brother Nikata among the trees and bushes near their home. Kitari was quite proud of how good they had gotten at it. It had taken a while to get the hang of aligning their scales just right so that they reflected the play of light and shadows among the undergrowth. It was how they could go out into the world undetected by the humans. Kitari knew that they would have to perfect the skill before their parents would let them fly out of the little glade in which they made their home. It was even harder to do it on the fly, blending with the movement of the clouds so that even if a human looked directly at them, they would just appear as a flicker of the light.

Nikata had been looking for quite some time and Kitari had managed to evade detection. Suddenly Nikata called out…

The Design: The mystery of illusion (shadow) knitting is that an image can be hidden within rows of knits and purls. When viewed straight on, it appears to be mundane stripes, but at an angle Kitari’s shadow becomes visible! It is a technique that looks far more complex to work than it actually is.

The bag is worked in the round, using the magic loop method. Once you begin working up the sides, you may use a 16” for the small bag or a 24” circular for the large one if you prefer that to magic loop.

~ This pattern is both written and charted. ~

Value Added ~ Two for the price of one!
There are instructions for a smaller bag using only one repeat of the dragon chart, and a larger one using two.

Skill Level: Easy: mostly knits and purls, with simple increases/decreases; basic chart reading skills.

Stitches Used: k = knit, k2tog = knit two together, kfb = knit into front and back of same stitch, p = purl, yo = yarn over

Notions: Six (6) stitch markers, one different for marking the beginning of the round; 60” (152 cm) ¼” (0.64 cm) grosgrain ribbon; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Recommended yarn weights: Sport, dk, worsted, aran (The samples were knit in worsted or aran. Lighter weight yarns will require smaller needles and will yield a smaller bag.)

This pattern was professionally tech edited by Linda Brown (Tabatha Thomas Tech Editing), and test knitted by Jane Anderson inisfey, Sandi Free EndlessKnot81, Donna Parson dcparson, and Anne Straus-Laube anneswolle. Check out their amazing projects at the link above! Many epic thanks to you all for helping me make this pattern the best it can be!

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