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I started knitting as a child. Over the years I used a lot of patterns written by others. At some point I decided to experiment and create things from my own designs. A few years ago I started ...

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Dragon Blanket

from Nancy Hand
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dragon Blanket
Dragon Blanket dragon detail
Dragon Blanket Dragon Blanket
Dragon Blanket dragon detail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The design is worked using the intarsia technique. Because of the size and complexity of the design, there are 8 pages of charts but no line-by-line directions.

Pattern Description:

This is a friendly dragon, offering you flowers and a smile. He and his friends have lived in my sketchbooks for years occasionally coming out to play in more finished form.

This is an almost-square throw worked in intarsia. It includes two textured patterns, a twist (mock cable) stitch, and a "stranded stitch". Some of the color areas are quite small & could be done in duplicate stitch. If you stay with intarsia, you will be managing approximately 40 threads across the middle of the blanket.

Due to the size of the design, the pattern has 8 pages of charts. Individual stitch patterns have both charted and written directions but there are no "row-by-row" directions for the full design.


25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US 6 (4.00mm) needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 45 x 46 inches (114 x 117 cm)


  • 7 balls (about 1,250 yds) of background color, 3 balls (540 yds) of the red, and one ball each (178 yds) of blue, green, yellow, and dark brown.

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional: 26 stitch markers and 20 yarn bobbins

Suggested yarn:

2380 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Comfort DK


Pimpernel 2742, Sunshine 2719, Barley 2703, Seedling 2740, Crystalline 2758, Filber 2745