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Lindwurm Shawl


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This shawl started with an inspiration from an old pattern--and I just kept going until I had three versions! When I stood back and looked at the finished product, Lindwurm, the German word for dragon, seemed the only choice for its name. Wrap yourself in its fiery warmth this winter! Teal and red shawls are made with two strands of yarn held together (fingering + lace), though you can use just one strand as you prefer, too. Both are composed of individual scales that are then assembled, but if you don't like sewing or crocheting motifs together, the one piece is also an option. The Fiery One Piece Wing is done with just one skein of Patons Lace, so this doesn't have to be a major undertaking or a big investment. The Green One Piece Wing is done with Knit Picks Andean Treasure (Grove Heather) and also worked up fast. As you can see, the choices are virtually unlimited and this pattern can be individualized to suit your unique personality. GAUGE One scale with one strand fingering + one strand lace and size 10 needles = 13" x 9", blocked; other yarns and needle sizes are given in pattern. SUGGESTED YARN 1100 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine COLORWAY Oceanic Mix

Recommended with this pattern

  • 29" or longer circular needle for one piece shawl
  • OR needles of your choice for scaled shawl
  • stitch markers will be helpful but are not necessary

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I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do some crafting every day. A couple of years ago, I began designing knit and crochet items (I confess that I am somewhat addicted to, love, love hats and have made many for gifts, to donate, and once in while for myself). Small items that work up quickly and travel easily, like hats, wrist warmers, and scarves, seem to be on many people's lists, although I also love making shawls and larger fashion items, as well as toys and dolls. Really, I suppose I haven't come across anything I won't at least try, and I hope you are adventurous in your work, too!