I have decided to learn to knit. I love outdoor things like gardening and hiking, so this was an idea that I had entertained, but never really pursued. It is a bit frustrating (as I was warned it would be), but like any thing, else, it takes practice and patience.
I went to Pinterest to look for information for beginner knitters and leapfrogged to this tumblr blog Queer-Knits because they had a Pinterest link to a great Sea dragon shawl by Ambah O’Brien.
Inspired by sea creatures real and imagined, the Sea Dragon Shawl is knit from side to side, with short rows forming a shallow crescent shape. Its comfortable proportions are perfect for wrapping around the neck scarf-style or wearing around the shoulders. Choose between a small or large Sea Dragon Shawl and showcase your favourite yarn: go crazy with your leftover yarn stash and knit each segment in a different colour, use a gradient or variegated yarn, or go with your favourite solid colour combination.
Suitable for adventurous beginners, techniques include: simple short rows, picking up stitches, simple increases and decreases.
You can buy the pattern on Ravelry.
It states that the pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners. I am not there yet, but some day. 🙂