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Fire-Drake

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fire-Drake
Fire-Drake
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Fire-Drake
Fire-Drake

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Reading lace patterns (written or charted)
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Pick up stitches
  • Blocking

Pattern Description:

Pattern includes line-by-line written instructions and full charts.

Construction
Fire-Drake is a multidirectional shawl. It begins as a bottom up design and then switches to a sideways shawl for the center. The entire design is worked in one piece. At the end there is a 6 stitch graft or seam depending on your preference. Due to the construction of this shawl, you'll need to make sure the cast on has a good deal of stretch. I recommend casting on and working the first purl row with a needle 2 sizes larger than your main working needle.

Yardage
The sample shown in the photos took nearly every last drop of yarn in the skein of Aria (100 grams, 438 yards). After completion there was only about 3 yards left. If you substitute yarn make sure your skein has at least the same yardage as Aria. Also, watch your gauge. Knitting looser than the stated gauge may result in running out of yarn even with the correct yardage.

Gauge:

Pre Blocking: 21 sts & 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch
Post Blocking: 19 sts & 23 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • 1 skein Fiddle Knits Aria, 438 yards fingering weight
  • US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles
  • US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • Blocking equipment

Suggested yarn:

438 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fiddle Knits Aria

Colorway:

Blood Orange


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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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