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Dragonfields Shawl.




It's rare that I knit the same pattern twice. And here's something that has never happened before: of the few things I've knitted in the past month or so I have liked two so much that immediately after binding off I've bought yarn for another one. My Exeter cardigan was one of those two, and this pattern is the other one. They are next in queue for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this shawl. I actually found it quite surprising because it's mainly just garter stitch knitted flat so nothing more than mindless knitting back and forth, but apparently there was just enough things happening (increases/decreases, stripes, different sections, changing colors) that I didn't get bored at any point. I was actually sad to bind it off my needles, that's how much I liked knitting it!

I also like how light the shawl is but the garter stitch still gives it enough thickness to make it warm. I didn't have quite enough of the medium grey yarn to complete all the elements so I left out one stripe at the end of the shawl and also did the i-cord bind-off with black instead of grey. I was first going to use the lighter grey for the i-cord but then decided to use the black to give the edge a bit more contrast, and I think it looks good that way.


P.S. The original pattern is called Drachenfels but my inner geek couldn't help but translate it to a more alluring and imaginative Dragonfields. 


The baby (and the belly) is getting bigger by the day!
Pattern: Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
Yarns: Drops Alpaca in shades #8903 black, 
#517  medium grey and #501 light grey
Needles 4.0mm (and 5.0mm for the i-cord)

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  1. You look beautiful! I love the color palette of your shawl!

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