Mother of Dragons by Wendy McDonnell

Mother of Dragons

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, pinned out hard over Top Border Unblocked 40 sts in 4 inches.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.7 mm
1200 - 1400 yards (1097 - 1280 m)
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In Game of Thrones we have Daenerys Targaryen, more commonly known as the Mother of Dragons. In the last episode of the final season there’s an amazing scene where it appears she’s grown wings for a few seconds. Then we see her dragon come from behind her, check it out here. This shawl is so perfectly aligned to it’s theme. The shape which begins as a Faroese and then morphs into a 6 wedge with borders. The spine of the wings, which are beaded, then turn into tubes at the end. Dany has braids so the CBP is a braid for the one down her back. The top border another braid which she has along her head. The body of the shawl is an all over dragon scale with spear heads at the end. It’s amazing rendition of an incredible fictional character.


Yarn: Yarn Fairy Sock Deluxe, 80/20 SW Merino/nylon, 820 yards per 150 grams
2- skeins
Needle: Size US 5/3.75mm – 32 inch circular
Hook: US size 14/.70mm ChiaoGoo
Beads: Size 6/0 Red silver lined, 26.5g- 446 qty
Size 3mm Czech pressed, fire polished garnet and red/blue, 225 qty
Notions: tapestry needle for ends, sewing needle for charms. A bead spinner might be a good option for this shawl.
Gauge: 28 stitches, 30 rows over 4 inches, stockinette stitch, pinned out hard over Top Border Unblocked 40 sts in 4 inches.
Finished Measurements: nape down back panel approximately 32” wingspan 70” inches.
Fae Level: Intermediate/experienced due to many charts worked across each row
Skills Needed: Cables, lace, reading from charts, compiling several charts at once, placement method of beading