Golden Lion Throne

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Golden Lion Throne Pattern


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Knitting: Golden Lion Throne
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • slip stitch
  • Yarn Over
  • Decrease
  • Read a knitting pattern

Pattern Description:

Yes, this is what appears to be, color-work lace. And while I wouldn't say "it's a piece of cake" it is simply knitting stripes and lace at the same time while strategically slipping stitches. Not a beginner technique, but with attention to detail I believe not the hardest thing out there either.

With very little solid anything in this pattern a stockinette gauge is useless - so the pattern includes a little sample pattern for knitters to test out their color choices and get familiar with the new tricks of this technique while finding their gauge.

This shawl marks the beginning of my exploration of another great house featured in Frank Herbert's Dune novels - House Corrino. The Golden Lion Throne is the seat from which the Emperor of the Universe rules his domain. Inspired by the decadence of a peak civilization I looked to the hedonistic Art Deco age for inspiration in both the design and colors.

Regarding Needles
This shawl gets pretty darn long, I recommend using a circular needle with a cable of at least 42 inches unless you are comfortable with working with your stitches really bunched up.


10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in Written/Charted Swatch Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10.5 in (27 cm) fall
  • 53 in (135 cm) along top edge
  • 67 in (170 cm) along bottom edge


  • 300 yards fingering weight yarn Color A
  • 300 yards fingering weight yarn Color B
  • US 6 circular needle, minium 42 inch length

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers (optional)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Blocking pins/wires

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Hermione Jean Creations Mermaid Sock


Roasted Turmeric & Zircon

About Designer

About Designer

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by TumpedDuck
Atlanta, GA
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My family is made up of moi, my loving/enabling husband, my silly son and two rascally rabbits. I have a passionate love for hand-painted yarns and got sick of trying to knit them up and having them look less than optimal. I try my best to design so that variegated yarns look good in my patterns, often designing specifically with them in mind.

My mother is crazy crafty and I started early. I ...

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