Wyvern Wrap (Dragon Skin Wrap for Women)
NOTE: DO NOT consult errata pdf file which is found on my old Typepad website; it has been superseded by errata referenced above.
(From pattern intro)
Don’t worry, no wyverns (a type of dragon, according to Wikipedia) were harmed to create this jacket! Instead, the “Dragon Skin” stitch pattern from Barbara Walker’s 2nd Treasury of Knitting Patterns is used to create a simple wrap with a tie closure. The jacket fronts (including sleeves and front edging) are worked from hem to shoulders, then joined with cast-on stitches at the back of the neck, and from there, the back (including sleeves) is worked down to the hem. Finishing: edge the back neck, seam sides and underarms, and add ties and snap (for the inner wrap edge) at the waist. The kimono-style sleeves do not taper from shoulder to wrist, so directions for both Dramatic (full-length) and Practical (¾-length) sleeves are included.
In both woman’s and child’s versions, ease is standard (2-4”), but in the woman’s version, overall proportions have changed: the length is just above the hip (though length from waist to hem is easily altered), the neck is slightly more open, sleeves are not quite so roomy, and gentle waist shaping has been added.
Difficulty is intermediate; skills include chart reading, casting on mid-row, modified I-cord ties, and keeping accurate track of row #s.