Fire-Drake PDF


Part of A Hobbit’s Journey

Pattern includes line-by-line written instructions and full charts.

Fire-Drake is a multidirectional shawl. It begins as a bottom up design and then switches to a sideways shawl for the center. The entire design is worked in one piece. At the end there is a 6 stitch graft or seam depending on your preference. Due to the construction of this shawl, you’ll need to make sure the cast on has a good deal of stretch. I recommend casting on and working the first purl row with a needle 2 sizes larger than your main working needle.

The sample shown in the photos took nearly every last drop of yarn in the skein of Aria (100 grams, 438 yards). After completion there was only about 3 yards left. If you substitute yarn make sure your skein has at least the same yardage as Aria. Also, watch your gauge. Knitting looser than the stated gauge may result in running out of yarn even with the correct yardage.

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1 skein Fiddle Knits Fibers, Aria
[70% superwash merino / 20% nylon / 5% stellina; 438 yds; 100 g; fingering weight], Color: “Blood Orange”

US 5 / 3.75mm 32” (or longer) circular needle,
US 7 / 4.5 mm 32” (or longer) circular needle,
or needle 2 sizes larger than main needle
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Tapestry needle for weaving ends.

Pre Blocking: 21 sts & 28 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch
Post Blocking: 19 sts & 23 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch

Finished Measurements
Pre-Blocking: 53” wingspan x 19” deep at center
Post Blocking: 82” wingspan x 23” deep at center


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