I am incredibly excited to announce the publication of my latest design, the Dragonfruit Shawl!
About the Design
Featuring an engaging hybrid construction and an unusual border, Dragonfruit is an adventure of a shawl. Its three textured panels and intricate edging pack a visual punch, whether made in solid, gradient, variegated, or slow-color-change yarn.
The pattern is written using US terminology.
Dragonfruit was designed in Jazz Handz Fusion Fiber, a wonderful unplied cotton gradient yarn available on Etsy. Its excellent stitch definition and semi-gloss finish showcase the fine details of the textured panels and intricate edging. The dramatic color changes, far from diminishing the effect, enhance the contrast between the panels.
Dragonfruit is tremendously versatile, and there are plenty of possibilities for yarn to choose from. Dragonfruit is suited to solid, tonal, striped, and even variegated yarn! You can also mix and match by using different yarns for each panel. For inspiration, check out the wonderful projects on the pattern page.
Click here for a blog post all about Dragonfruit yarn choices!
Techniques and Difficulty Level:
Dragonfruit incorporates the following techniques:
- basic stitches (ch, sc, sl st, hdc, dc, trc)
- basic increases and decreases
- back loop only stitches
- back loop only slip stitch
Dragonfruit is worked in 3 sections. Starting with a single shell, the Section I is worked from the bottom upwards. Then the work is turned, and the other sections and the edging are worked from the top down.
Dragonfruit is a shawl of endless possibilities. By playing with proportions, trying different transitions, and concocting original color combinations, you can create a Dragonfruit Shawl uniquely your own. For inspiration, check out the wonderful projects on the pattern page.
A blog post about customizing your Dragonfruit Shawl is coming soon.
How to wear it:
What to expect in the pattern:
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Here is what you can expect to find in the pattern-specific designer notes:
- a summary of how the shawl is constructed
- a schematic of the body with labeled pattern sections
- how to treat turning chains
- where to place the first stitch of each row
- tips for working the slip stitches
- instructions for an alternate transition between Sections I and II (as seen in the Dragonfruit in Grey)
- instructions for customizing your shawl size
And now, my wonderful followers, here is a launch discount just for you. Add the Dragonfruit Shawl to your Ravelry cart and use the coupon code “KTDblog” without quotation marks to enjoy 20% off the Dragonfruit Shawl. This code will expire at 23:59 PST on July 18, 2016. Thank you for following the Knot Theorist blog!