Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dragon Tail Shawl


Hi friends, my year ended joyfully, for I've received my parcel of Bernat Pop yarn after long weeks of waiting.

I made this shawl very quickly, because I was eager to see how easy the work can proceed as all Bernat yarn knitters say. I enjoyed every second, hope you all like what I've designed. It's really easy after learning how to knit five stitches into the yarn over of the previous row.

Materials:

Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256m approx.
Moonshadow 84008,  2 balls.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle, 36" (90 cm).
Tapestry needle

level: intermediate

knitting Terms (US)
k = knit
p = purl
sl =slip stitch
yo = yarn over
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loop.
k3togtbl = knit 3 stitches together through back loop.
k5fo = knit 5 stitches into one stitch: k1, p 1, k1, p 1, k 1 into the same yo of the previous row.




Measurements:
47.5" (121 cm) long x 26" (66 cm) deep.

Gauge:
15 sts x 27 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern




Note:

  • To get the sequence of colors I prefer, I started knitting the first Bernat pop from inside out, while the second one outside in.
  • I eliminated the grey piece of the second one, because I didn't like the color much.
  • To make the last stripe of scales knitted with one color, I cut out few yards/ meters of previous color. 
  • This is the link to how to make five stitches into 1 stitch. 



Instructions:

Cast on 4 sts: k 2, p 2, the first row.

start the pattern:

Row 1: sl 1, k 1,yo, k1, yo, k 1.
Row 2: k 1, k5fo, k 2, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 3: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 8. 
Row 4: k 9, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 5: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 9.
Row 6: k 10, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 7: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 10.
Row 8: cast off 5 sts, (which means 5 sts decrease out of k 6), k 5, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Work rows (1-8) once as the first Scale  of the (Dragon tail Pattern), then work the general pattern:

Dragon tail Pattern 1:

Row 1: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last st, yo, k 1.
Row 2: k 1, k5fo, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 3: sl 1, k, yo, k to end.
Row 4: k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 5: repeat row 3.
Row 6: repeat row 4
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: cast off 5 sts, (5 sts decrease out of k 6), k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Repeat the pattern rows (1-8) 30 more time (or as you want your shawl's length to become).

Repeat row 1 one more time before starting to work the Dragon tail pattern 2.

Dragon tail Pattern 2:

Row 1: k 1, k5fo, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 2: k 7, turn.
Row 3: k 6, k2togtbl, turn.  
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: repeat row 3.
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7: cast off 5 sts, (5 sts decrease out of k 6), k3togtbl, turn.
Row 8: k 1, yo, k1, turn.

Repeat  rows (1-8) 24 more times, then make the last Scale as follow:

Row 2: k 1, k5fo, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 3: k 7, turn.
Row 4: k 6, k3togtbl, turn. 
Row 5: repeat row 3.
Row 6: repeat row 4.
Row 7: repeat row 3.
Row 8: cast of first 6 stitches one by one, k3togtbl last remaining sts.

Weave in the loose ends.





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