The Dragon Flies by Leedra Scott

The Dragon Flies

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1000 - 1100 yards (914 - 1006 m)
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This lace shawl begins with a seed stitch neck tab and is worked top down. The neck border continues down each side of the shawl to create a beautiful seed stitch edge.

After the increases are completed the lace is worked with no increases during the dragonfly design of the shawl. The dragonfly design is worked as lace on both sides. This shawl is seamless, so there is no sewing.

Beads greatly enhance the dragonfly design in this shawl. The pattern includes a link to a tutorial for adding beads, instead of stringing before beginning. If you do not want beads the shawl can be knit without adding the beads.

The lace in the pattern is charted with bead placement. The pattern is also fully written, line by line. If you don’t like charts this shawl can be knit totally without using the charts.

The chart is in a separate file and should be also be printed if using the chart for the dragonfly design.

After Blocking Measurements:
Center back / 20” to 25”
Bottom edge, end to end / 110” to 130”
Measurements vary depending how much you stretch as you block.

Materials:
• Fingering Weight Yarn: 1000 to 1100 yards
• (38) 4/0 Beads (dragonfly eyes)
• (532) 6/0 Beads (dragonfly wings and body)

Needles Used:
• US 8 (4.5mm) minimum length circular 32” (80cm)
• US 8 (5mm) double point – optional for neck tab
• Crochet Hook F (3.75mm) or G (4mm) – for provisional cast on

Supplies:
• (45) Stitch markers
• Darning needle
• Small amount of contrasting waste yarn – for provisional cast on

Gauge:
• 2 inches = Approximately 10 stitches and 14 rows
Producing the desired fabric is more important than obtaining
an exact gauge. Adjust yardage accordingly.

Techniques Used:
• Basic lace – stitches used are knit, purl, kfb, yo, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog-tbl, ssk, sk2po, M1L, M1R
• Adding beads as you knit

Additional Pattern Details:
• Detailed row by row written instructions in a professionally designed layout
• Lace Charted
• Tested and edited
• Easy-to-read font
•5 pages, full color / file size 516 KB
•2 pages, chart file / file size 370 KB

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