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Bonn, Germany

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I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife.
In my secret second life I design knitwear.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Drachenfels

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, slip, increase, decrease, bind off (i-cord)

Pattern Description:

The update sent out on Feb 17, 2016 only covered some formatting - no change in the pattern itself.

Here be dragons, or so says the legend " though when you climb Drachenfels today you'll find only the ruins of an ancient stronghold.

Stave off the chill wind with this cosy shawl, which pays homage to the dragon of lore with a slipped garter colorwork pattern that hints of scales.

It's worked in garter stitch from tip to edge, then neatly finished with I-cord bind-off.

Asymmetrical increases create an elongated triangle shape, and Rosy Green Wool's Cheeky Merino Joy will keep you toasty warm.

Yardage requirements

1 skein in 056 Coffee Bean (color A), 95 g / 333 yds [304 m] used for sample
1 skein in 057 Wild Mallow (color B), 86 g / 301 yds [276 m] used for sample
1 skein in 050 Ruby (color C), 95 g / 333 yds [304 m] used for sample


11 sts x 19 rows = 2 x 2 [5 cm x 5 cm] in garter stitch on smaller needles, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 83 [210 cm] wingspan along top edge and 25.5 [65 cm] width


  • US 6 [4.00 mm] circular needles (40 [100 cm]) for the shawl
  • US 8 [5.00 mm] double pointed or circular needles for the I-cord bind-off

Suggested yarn:

967 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rosy Green Cheeky Merino Joy