This is a big smile maker!
A fantastic (in both the literal and figurative sense of the word) design by Nim Teasdale, here is what she writes about The Dragon's Tale:
The Dragon’s Tale can be a simple scarf, or a fierce protector of the neck.
It can be worked as a long, narrow crescent, or slightly deeper, or even adapted to a rectangle with a lovely wavy border along the bottom.
Or for the true dragon fans, add the head and tail sections to create your own pet dragon that will snuggle warmly round your neck and peer imperiously at strangers, or flick its tail in warning if someone gets too close..
Isn't that marvelous? :-) And you just know that I love dragons!
Nim also notes that this design uses minimal lacework - each row has a single increase and decrease in each row of the border, creating the rippling, sinuous edge. Plus it uses a very simple integrated I cord edge, formed by slipping the first three sts.
The Dragon’s Head is shaped mostly with cables, and is included in the pattern in its own PDF. You will have a choice to create a head-to-tail dragon, or simply a dragon scaled scarf.
The pattern is both written and charted.
Designed for anything from DK to Aran weight, we offer here a lovely yarn from Ella Rae:
The Ella Rae Lace Merino DK is a sport/DK weight 100% superwash merino with 302 yards (276m) per 100 gram skein. This gives you quite a bit of extra yardage (which is always a plus, I find).
The colorway is Honey Hive, a lovely tone-on-tone blend of varying golds.
You can see Honey Hive in the inset photo on the top picture and then again below it.
Yum! Each kit will include one skein.
We thought this would be a wonderfully quick-ish knit, a true change of pace. And indeed, it looks like quite a great scarf as knit, nestled on the neck protectively, don't you agree?
And as a special addition, we will be including at least two fire polish crystals with each kit, most likely more. You might choose to use them as eyes for His Greatness (the dragon, of course) or perhaps simply as embellishments elsewhere (his tail perhaps?) or not at all. Your choice.
Note also that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.
I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Nim via her Ravelry web page. In that case, make sure the drop-down menu is set to "No Pattern Needed." This is actually what we would recommend as this way the pattern is saved for you in your Ravelry library and you will also automatically get any needed updates.
Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy, then the "Pattern" drop-down menu should be set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and usually do it right before I ship your kit).