Dragon Scales by Victoria Myers

Dragon Scales

Knitting
July 2020
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in slipped stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 - 1600 yards (1372 - 1463 m)
70” wingspan x 35” depth, easily made smaller or larger
low vision format available
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Dragon Scales is SUCH an addictive knit. Watching the colors play over this surprisingly easy stitch pattern is a true delight.

I love this stitch pattern like you wouldn’t believe. Though I’ve never found it in a book, it came into being so naturally on a swatch, I now want it on a million different projects. Based on the old honeycomb slip stitch pattern, it is more layered to create a dragon scale or a peacock feather look. Once you do a couple of repeats, it’ll become really intuitive. The colors are used almost equally, so just label C1 and C2 however you like. The sample is color 135 and 136. You can find kits is a multitude of combinations here.

SUPPLIES
6 balls Louisa Harding Amitola (3 each of 2 colors, sample uses 135 and 136) – find kits at island-yarn.com
Size US 5 (3.75mm) 32” – 40” Circular
Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
28 sts = 4”, slip stitch pattern, unblocked
26 sts = 4”, slip stitch pattern, blocked
Exact gauge is relatively unimportant for this shawl

FINISHED SIZE
Blocked – 70” wingspan x 35” depth

This pattern is a fully written pattern.  A large print version is available for those with aging eyes as well as a low-vision version with size 24 Arial Black Font which should also work well with screen readers.
All abbreviations have also been written out in the low-vision version to make it easier for users of screen readers.