Sock Yarn Shawls – Part 8 – dragon

This shawl uses short rows to make an image and is then filled in using more short rows and circles.

The inspiration for the design was the solar eclipse of this summer.  The story is that when the eclipse happened, dragons flew aloft and breathed their fire to re-ignite the dark sun.

It must have worked.

 

 

 

Here are some details of the pattern.  After the knitting was done, I embellished it with some crocheted and stitched work, using metallic threads for fire and eyes.

Here are some details of embellishments:

This shows the metallic yarns used for the dragon’s eye, mouth, and fire breath.

 

 

 

These show the crocheted edge along wings and body to accentuate the sculptural look of the dragon.  Also, legs were added by crochet.