Tail of Two Dragons Scarf by Tina's Allsorts

Tail of Two Dragons Scarf

February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
Not important, as long as it is even.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
437 - 492 yards (400 - 450 m)
Width 68" x depth 11"
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I wanted to make a scarf with a zigzag edge and lots of texture, based on the triangular vortex shawls I had seen online - but no-one had made a narrow scarf version, so I had to design my own.

A long narrow scarf (but wide enough to just cover your shoulders too), it will wrap round your neck twice and tie in a loose knot to secure. The simple texture pattern makes any yarn feel really plump, squishy - and warm.

When blocked, my scarf measured around 68” on the long straight edge (the neck edge), 58” along the zig zag edge and 29” on the short straight, cast off edge.
It’s width at the widest point is approx. 11”.

I designed the scarf to be made with double knit and depending on exactly what your yarn is made from you will need between 150g and 200g.
The James Brett variegated yarn used in the photos is a wool/acrylic blend and has a generous 150g per ball and I was surprised to find I had about 35g left over. I have also used pure merino, which had less metres per ball, so I needed to use 200g.
Either way, 200g of any yarn should be enough.

Skill level
A simple repeating pattern that I would describe as beginner - intermediate.

I have made 2 slightly different versions - both detailed in the pattern. The second version is just a little shorter along the neck edge and longer on the zigzag edge. This helps it to lie just a little closer around your neck - but it looks just as good in it’s original shaping.

The James Brett self striping yarn I have used works really well and accentuates the shaping but solid colours, or speckled, hand dyed yarn work equally well too. I have tried it with a pure merino yarn and the texture pattern was even plumper!!

I hope you find my pattern easy to understand and the scarf simple and “mindful” to work.

I’d love to hear your comments and see your finished scarf - please leave a comment or drop me an email. And of course, should you find an error in the pattern, let me know straight away so I can check and correct if necessary.

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Thank you!
Tina :-)