Dragon Tears by Tanja Murray

Dragon Tears

November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
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Dragon Tears is a uniquely constructed shawl with an eye-catching design.

Due to it’s unique construction you are casting on for the whole border (apart from the very top) - it might be daunting to cast on 950 sts but please don’t be scared!

You will only work all of the sts for the first 10 rows (the border), after that you’re working the scalloped bottom of each teardrop individually (short rows) and when this section of the pattern has been completed you have already have decreased over 200 sts!
It is also worth noting that due to the construction of the shawl, for the most part you will be working over 70-75% of the total number of sts. As you get further along the percentage will increase but at the same time you will have regularly been decreasing so it’s not as bad as it first seems…

There are a lot of short rows but they are the easy kind; no wraps to pick up and hide.

The pattern is written but is very easy to follow, I believe once you get the hang of things you will only have to glance at the instructions.

June 2015 - Applicable for the version using Wollmeise Lace!
Page 3, 9th Teardrop, Row 26 should read: Sl1, p across the 9 teardrop sections…
Page 8, ‘Even numbered’ short row section: deleted following sentence “- in addition to this you will decrease 1 st before the 1st markers on rows 13 & 14”

May 2017
Removed references to an old chart from the very first version of the pattern.
Formatting change: all repeats are now in brackets, ( ) or , rather than highlighted in yellow.

Cancellation rights, digital content: UK/EU law requires me to advise you that You are entitled by law to a 14 calendar day cancellation period unless you have downloaded the pattern. By starting the pattern download within 14 days of purchase you expressly agree to waive your right to cancellation and refund.