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Drachenfels by Melanie Berg

Melanie Berg

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Pattern Only

Here be dragons, or so says the legend – though when you climb the Drachenfels hill today, you’ll find the ruins of an ancient stronghold.  Stave off the chill wind with this cozy shawl, which pays homage to the dragon of lore with a slipped garter colorwork pattern that hints of scales.

Drachenfels is worked in garter stitch from tip to edge, then neatly finished with anI-cord bind-off.  Asymmetrical increases create an elongated triangle shape, and lovely merino wool will keep you toasty warm on your journey.

Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. By selecting Pattern Only, you will receive the .pdf version only.

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cheeky Merino Joy by Rosy Green Wool (100% Merino Wool; 100g/350yds): 1 Skein in each of 3 colors.  Shown in Coffee Bean, Wild Mallow, & Ruby.

ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/303yds or MINIS: 20g/60yds): 1 Skein + 1 Mini in Colors A & C, 1 Skein Color B.  Organic merino wool treated using GOTS certified processes to create a washable wool without the trauma & chemicals of superwash.  Milled, spun & dyed in the Northeastern USA.  PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping to your location.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 83" wingspan x 23.5" wide
YARDAGE: 967 yds divided as follows: 333 yds Color A, 301 yds Color B, & 333 yds Color C
SKILL LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate - I-Cord bind off required.

NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm & Size US 8 / 6mm 36"+ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 11 sts x 19 rows = 2" in garter stitch on smaller needles, blocked

Images courtesy of Melanie Berg of Mairlynd

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