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Dragon Tail by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl in garter st with leaves, worked sideways in ”Fabel”.

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-349
Yarn group A
Measurement: approx. 156 cm along top and approx. 56 cm in height on the middle.
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
150 g colour no 602, silver fox
50 g colour no 111, mustard

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 20 sts x 39 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. K all rows.

Cast on 168 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with mustard. K 2 rows. Work as follows:
Row 1: Switch to silver fox, K 2 tog (loosely), work until 1 st remains, 1 YO and K 1 (= 168 sts).
Row 2: K all sts, K YO twisted.
Row 3: K the first 2 tog (loosely), K the next 2 tog (loosely), K the rest of row (= 166 sts).
Row 4: K all sts.

Repeat 1st to 4th row 3 more times = 160 sts.

Row 17: Switch to mustard. K the first 2 tog (loosely), K the next 2 tog (loosely), K until 1 st remains, K 2 sts in last st.
Row 18: Turn and work 3 sts. Turn and work 2 sts, work 2 sts in last st. Turn and work 5 sts. Turn and work 4 sts, work 2 sts in last st. Turn and work 7 sts. Turn and work 6 sts, work 2 sts in last st. Turn and work 9 sts. Turn and work 8 sts, work 2 sts in last st. Turn, cast off first st (= 1 st on needle), work 7 sts. Turn and work 8 sts. Turn, cast off first st (= 1 st on needle), work 5 sts. Turn and work 6 sts. Turn, cast off first st (= 1 st on needle), work 3 sts. Turn and work 4 sts. Turn, cast off first st (= 1 st on needle), work 1 st. Turn and work 2 sts. Turn and cast off the first st on needle, work the rest of row = 158 sts on needle. 18 rows have been worked over all sts (in the right side).

Repeat rows 1 to 18. Work like this until there are 8 sts on the needle. K 2 tog, K 4, K 2 tog = 6 sts. Cast off.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 29.09.2016
New yarnamount:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
150 g colour no 602, silver fox

Evaloena 03.04.2019 - 21:38:

Ik begrijp niet wat je in rij 13-14-15 en 16 moet breien? Eerst is er een beschrijving van 4 rijen, 3 maal te herhalen en dan gaat het plots over rij 17 en 18...

DROPS Design 04.04.2019 kl. 08:03:

Dag Evaloena,

Je herhaalt naald 1 tot en met 4 nog 3 keer, dus in totaal 4 keer en dan zit je dus op 16 naalden. Je hebt dan 160 steken op de naald omdat je 4 keer 2 steken hebt geminderd.

Erna Palfi-Towsley 29.05.2018 - 20:06:

Ok I figured out what Row 2 was about - Now ? - what do you mean in Row 18 when you say Our and work 3 sts. What am I doing to the 3 sts. and so on - explain what work the stitches means?

DROPS Design 30.05.2018 kl. 08:38:

Dear Mrs Palfi-Towsley, the video below shows how to work the beginning of the shawl and how to work row 18 and short row to work the leaf at time code 05:46. Happy knitting!

Erna Pafi-Towsley 29.05.2018 - 17:41:

In Row 2 you suggest K all Sts, K YO twisted - are you suggesting the YO from Row 1`? and what does K YO twisted - how do you do this twisted stitch ?

DROPS Design 30.05.2018 kl. 08:29:

Dear Mrs Pafi-Towsley, correct on row 2 you will work the YO from row 1 twisted (= work in the back loop instead of front loop to avoid a hole) - as shown in the video below for 2nd yarn over -see time code 1:11 (1st yarn over from WS is worked as usual to create a hole). Happy knitting!

Chrissie 24.04.2018 - 22:59:

I am having a problem with the end of row 2, K YO twisted. The video clip is very fast and I can't see if this is an increase stitch, if it is then there will be 167 stitches at the end of row 4. Can you clarify this for me? Thank you

DROPS Design 25.04.2018 kl. 08:19:

Dear Chrissie, at the beg of row 2 you will knit the YO worked at the end of row 1 twisted (= into back loop instead of front loop). At the end of row 2 you should still have 168 sts. On row 3 you dec 2 sts by K2 tog 2 by 2 the 4 first sts on row = 166 sts remain. Happy knitting!

Eleonora 06.02.2017 - 11:28:

Thank you for the detailed explanations on the forum for the Dragon tail pattern. However if it were having a printable version would be of great assistance. Having a fixed set window on the screen you may need to scroll many times left and right which gives an uncomfortable sense of working.

DROPS Design 06.02.2017 kl. 13:22:

Dear Eleonara, you can print the pattern and follow the explanations from the forum on computer or reversed if you rather work like this. Happy knitting!

Evelyne Leprêtre 18.01.2017 - 19:20:

Comment vous joindre pour une question autre que celle s'applicant à un modèle ? Je vous ai expliqué mon problème avec le site garnstudio, mais c'était trop long et le message n'est pas parti. Comment accéder à l'index alphabétique des techniques et points que j'avais avant,(très pratique) ? C'est devenu un casse-tête chinois pour trouver ce que l'on cherche. Merci de me répondre. Evelyne

DROPS Design 19.01.2017 kl. 08:52:

Bonjour Evelyne, vous pouvez poser votre question via cet outil disponible sous les modèles, vidéos, fils et leçons. Pour toute assistance individuelle, vous pouvez également demander à votre magasin DROPS ou sur le forum DROPS. Bon tricot!

Irma Pérez 10.01.2017 - 04:02:

En el patrón dice:168 pts, Fila 1: tejer 2pjd (flojos) tejer hasta que reste 1 pt., 1 HEB (lazada) y 1 d.; hilera 2 Todos derechos; 3: los primeros 2 pts JUNTAMENTE DERECHO y el resto derecho, aqui dice que quedan 166); 4: todos derechos. Pregunta: NO ENCUENTRO LAS DISMINUCIONES.

DROPS Design 14.01.2017 kl. 12:47:

Hola Irma. En la tercera fila hay que trabajar seguido 2 pts juntos de derecho dos veces al inicio de la fila, es decir 2 pjd, 2 pjd, trabajar resto de los pts de derecho. (168 pts - dos disminuciones (= un total 2 pts dism) = 166 pts). Ha sido un fallo de traducción. Gracias

Priscillia 05.01.2017 - 17:12:

Bonne année!! alors voila je voulais savoir comment faire pour le rang 1 : dois je faire 2m ens à l'end puis sur le reste du rang faire "1 jeté et 1m end" ou "2m ens à l'end, 1 jeté, 1m end" repeter ceci jusqu'a qui reste une maille? merci pour votre reponse :)

DROPS Design 06.01.2017 kl. 08:31:

Bonjour Priscillia et merci! au 1er rang, on tricote 2 m ens à l'end, puis on continue à l'endroit jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 1 maille, on termine par 1 jeté, 1 m end (= 1 dim en début de rang, 1 augm en fin de rang). Bon tricot!

Dea 04.12.2016 - 18:25:

Quando si fanno le strisce col grigio, il filo giallo viene lavorato assieme all'altro durante la prima maglia sul lato per poter essere trasportato? Tra le righe dei due colori ci sono molti ferri quindi il filo che non si lavoro deve essere trasportato, ma come per precisione? Grazie

DROPS Design 04.12.2016 kl. 20:01:

Buonasera Dea, dal momento che ciono parecchi ferri tra i due colori sarebbe meglio tagliare ogni volta il filo giallo e ripartire, per avers un lavoro più pulito anche sul retro. Buon lavoro!

Connie Hansen 27.09.2016 - 14:22:

Har lige strikket dragon tail og havde heldigvis et ekstra nøgle få 602 sølvræv.Der er Ca 36 g tilbage af nøgle nr 3 & 25g af mønsterfarven

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