Sea Dragon's Tail by Jacquline Rivera

Sea Dragon's Tail

January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked flat, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
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The sea is wide and vast and does not like to be restrained. For those of you who wish to conquer the sea, or Pashmina scarves in this instance, the Sea Dragon’s Tail will guide you over and under the waves. Just when you think the bleak depths will overwhelm you, the pattern changes and a thrilling pulse of adventure will send you to the heart of the great ocean or, as we like to call it, the bind off.

The Sea Dragon’s Tail combines the concept of mosaic knitting with simple lace to create a beautiful pashmina fit for a quick jaunt to the market or as a wrap to punctuate any formal attire. Meanwhile, tiny bobbles are sprinkled throughout to create texture and movement, which reinvent bobbles into something whimsical and cute rather than bulky and excessive.

This pattern is an Intermediate level knit.

Required Skills:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • K2Tog
  • SK2P (Slip Knit 2 Pass: sl 1, K2Tog, pass sl st over K2Tog)
  • sl 1 wyif
  • sl 1 wyib
  • YO
  • Comfortable carrying yarn between color changes;
  • small bobbles (Work K1, YO, K1, all in the same stitch

Lattes & Llamas Adventure Yarn (100 grams/ 400 yards) or a comparable fingering weight yarn in three contrasting colorways. Sample is shown in ‘Stars Hollow’ (Color A), ‘Pegleg Point’ (Color B), and ‘Mad Hatter’ (Color C).

Color A: Approximately 85 grams/ 340 yards
Color B: Approximately 95 grams/ 380 yards
Color C: Approximately 95 grams/ 380 yards

US5 /3.75 mm straight or circular needles

Darning Needle to weave in ends; 2 Stitch Markers

20 sts = 4” in stockinette st, blocked.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage requirements and final measurements.

Measurements are taken after blocking.
Length: 90”
Width: 15”