Wyvern Shawl by Anne Podlesak

Wyvern Shawl

November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Dragon's Scale pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
375 - 380 yards (343 - 347 m)
One size (11" at widest point x 80" long, after blocking).
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This elongated crescent-shaped shawl is worked from one short end to the other. It features a dragon’s scale slipped-stitch pattern on the body, and a dragon’s claws knit-on edging - these features are worked simultaneously. Increases and decreases incorporated into the dragon’s scale pattern shape the shawl. A versatile accessory, it can be worn around the shoulders as a shawl, up around the neck as a cowl, or worn more loosely as a scarf.

This is a great project to use up a pretty single skein of sock yarn. To get the most out of your yardage, weigh the yarn before starting, and when you are close to the halfway point, begin working the decreases, so you know you’ll have enough yarn to finish the shawl.

Inspiration: In the tale of Maud and the Wyvern, a dragon, green in color, was said to have loved a small girl named Maud who resided in Moridford (in south-west England) and who had nurtured it from infancy. When it grew into adolescence and adulthood, she remained the only person safe from its reign. Only she could soothe it, by gently stroking its claws and cuddling with it.

This piece is available as a standalone pattern, or as part of an ebook collection, Legendary Knits, volume 3.