Friday, November 28, 2008

Blocking Dragons

David has been knitting dragon scarves recently:

a dark green one for our 9yo son, and this purple one (temporarily modeled by our son) which we wrapped up and gave to a young purple-obsessed dragon fan.

What a funny little pattern! Watching my partner knit it was amusing as he juggled three needles in order to create the scales.

The scarf was quite a hit. My favorite part is the round metal eyes we found in the button collection--a leftover from a 1950s sweater, perhaps?


Mouse said...

Oooh.. I love this! I have this pattern saved because I know both my son and I would love them. I hear that the pattern is difficult though.

The Purloined Letter said...

From watching David knit it, I would say it was an unconventional pattern but not actually a difficult one. It isn't easy to look at the directions and get what is going to happen, but once you try one or two, it seems more straightforward. My advice: don't use metal needles on this one. Too slippery.

Carrie K said...

I tried knitting this pattern while waiting for one of the season Shakespeare plays to begin and just couldn't quite get it. Looks good!

Those buttons are marvelous.


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