Draconis by Nim Teasdale


October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 - 820 yards (400 - 750 m)
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Draconis is an elegant semi-circular shawl inspired by Edith Nesbit’s wonderful collection of short stories The Book of Dragons. Hidden in the design you can find scales, claws, teeth and gouts of fiery breath. :)

The lace is designed to be easier than it looks, and to experiment with stitch bias, so it does fun things with shiny yarn.

It suits lace to fingering weight, and has some flexibility as to yardage. The pattern is written as approx 3/5 of a circle, however it can be adapted to alter the number wedges and use more or less yarn - see my project notes.

April 2021 update To provide more yardage flexibility, I’ve made a larger extension that goes up to row 186 (plus repeats) which begins on row 131.
There’s also a smaller extension to row 170 that can follow straight on from the end of the current chart. I’ll add these into the pattern at some point, but until then, feel free to pm or email me for these.

Pattern is worked on the RS only. WS rows are purled across.

The design can be worked entirely from the written pattern, or from charts with some notes.

Pictured shawl used 608m (665y) Vivid Fiber Arts Lux on 3.5mm (US size 4) needles and measures 138x65cm (55x25in) after blocking.

If beading, there are 48 beads per wedge, and 912 in total for the pattern as written.

Vielen Dank an Sabine von http://www.schafga.be/ für diese Übersetzung.