|DK Dragon and Flowers|
Last year I had made a (DK) afghan for cook, that is the brown and green that you see as the main body. He loved it except one tiny detail, it wasn't big enough. It needed both more length and width. So this year I finally got around to giving it an edging all around. I went through many ideas ranging from crochet to knit. That is until I came across a dragon pattern for filet crochet, found here. Even though the chart if for filet crochet I used it without any modifications. The dragons did come out a little long and squat but they look fine. The pattern for the flower/labarinth that can be found in the corners and between dragons on the long side was found in the book Extreme Double Knitting by Alasdair Post-Quinn. It is actually an exercise found on page 96 of the book called Algiers/Flower, it's an exercise for two pattern DK. I'm not certain if he offers the pattern else where, it does not seem to be on Ravelry. The yarn used was Simply Soft by Caron, needle size 7. More detailed information on the actual yardage and what not can be found on the projects Ravelry page. More pictures to follow the read more, I didn't want to overload the main blog with too many pictures.