Dragon Wing Cowl – Christmas Present

Happy Halloween!

I thought that in the spirit of Halloween, I would shout out to a pattern I’ve recently tried.  This is Jessie at Home’s Dragon Wing Cowl (find it on her blog here or grab it as a PDF from her Ravelry store here).  I used some I Love This Yarn; the texture worked really nicely for the dropped stitches, and it’s a pretty soft yarn too.

Dragon Cowl

I know it was pretty early, but I did get started on this one as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law.  My classes have been super busy, so I decided to just start working on Christmas presents as soon as I could!  This cowl worked really well for lectures (anyone else find they listen better if their hands are occupied?) as the garter stitch required no thought.  I did use the optional instructions for more defined points (the acrylic just doesn’t block well enough), and I think if I were to make this again, I might add to the points even more.

When I looked for buttons, I couldn’t find any that quite spoke to me, but I did find this awesome dragon brooch from Metal Gallery.  So I tweaked the pattern a little bit.  I made it long enough to easily fit over my head (the stretch factor of the yarn and pattern helped a lot with that too), sewed the end in place, and then pinned the brooch in place.

Dragon Brooch

I did end up enjoying the process of the dropped stitch ridges enough that they inspired another gift.  Here’s a peek at the hat!  Matching infinity scarf coming soon…

Dropped Stitch Ribbed Slouchy Hat

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