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Sea Dragon Shawl

by ambah
Knitting
August 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
560 - 970 yards (512 - 887 m)
small and large
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Sea Dragon KAL: Join us for the Sea Dragon Shawl KAL in Ambah’s group here, September 1 - October 20, 2014.

Inspired by sea creatures real and imagined, the Sea Dragon Shawl is knit from side to side, with short rows forming a shallow crescent shape. Its comfortable proportions are perfect for wrapping around the neck scarf-style or wearing around the shoulders. Choose between a small or large Sea Dragon Shawl and showcase your favourite yarn: go crazy with your leftover yarn stash and knit each segment in a different colour, use a gradient or variegated yarn, or go with your favourite solid colour combination.

Suitable for adventurous beginners, techniques include: simple short rows, picking up stitches, simple increases and decreases.

MEASUREMENTS
Small: 152x28cm (60x11”)
Large: 198x35.5cm (78x14”)

MATERIALS:

Yarn:

Fingering weight/4 ply
MC: 400 732m (437 800 yds);
CC: 119 155m (130 170 yds)

Large sample:
Orange Flower, Twist sock, 100%
Superwash Merino, 2 skeins Europa, plus Black Trillium, Pebble Sock, 100% Superwash Merino, ½ skein Saltwater.
Small samples:
Angie’s Studio, New Merino 4ply, 100% Superfine Australian New Merino, 1 skein Mint Dreams plus ½ skein Natural, and 1 skein Pink and Grey Speckle”plus ½ skein Grey.

Needles:
4mm (US 6) 80cm (32”) circular needles to hold a large number of stitches.
3.75mm (US 5) 80cm (32”) circular needles to hold a large number of stitches.

Notions: Stitch marker, Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
24 sts and 36 rows = 10cm (4”) in blocked garter stitch. Gauge is not crucial for this project; however, variations in gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage required.

This pattern has been Tech Edited and Test Knit.

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