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Dragon Scales Stitch Pattern for Machine Knitting
March 23, 2015
March 26, 2015
Project info
Dragon Scales Stitch Pattern for Machine Knitting
Machine Knitting
machine knitters
Tools and equipment
Standard Gauge Knitting Machine

These are a couple of versions of the Dragon Scales (aka: fish scales, knitted crocodile) stitch patterns for machine knitting. I called them the short version and the long version.

DrinaKnits gave me a head start on the short/mini pattern with the mini chart on her blog.

I revised the chart to eliminate the gap at the center of each scale shown on DrinaKnits’ blog. I also charted the pattern for machine knitting (see hand vs. machine knitting charts here).

I created a 2nd chart for the longer version of this stitch pattern. This is the same pattern as shown on the orange dress. If you prefer a longer scale, simply repeat rows #14 and #15 of the chart (8th image from the top) as much as you prefer.

For the swatch, I used:

  • 2-ply yarn
  • 100% acrylic
  • standard gauge knitting machine
  • Tension 8 - Although, tension 6 & 7 could be easily used for this yarn. It would have given a slender look of each scale.

By the way, here are some of the projects that I spotted on the internet using these patterns:

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March 23, 2015
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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
  • Project created: March 27, 2015
  • Finished: March 27, 2015
  • Updated: December 10, 2018