Dragon Thursday

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. 🙂


Albert Phineas Drache