Latests Scarf from Son of Stitch and Bitch

SimonWales's picture

My latest attempt at a scarf. The pattern is from Son of Stitch and Bitch but I chose darker, more wintery colours: A dark blue and a lighter three-colour wool to contrast with it. I also added a Welsh Dragon to the centre - just for fun.

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glorydays's picture

very impressive. Actually

very impressive. Actually scarves are the only thing I can say I knit well, but nothing like yours mate. hats up
Awny

mikeylikesknit's picture

Awesome work! Very impressive

Awesome work! Very impressive dragon. I have not yet tackled any kind of color work but this is inspiring.

SimonWales's picture

Thanks guys for your kind

Thanks guys for your kind comments. I started by drawing a dragon (copied from our local newspaper's heading) by filling in blocks on a piece of squared paper and just copied it using red for the dragon and blue for the spaces - I'm pleased with it and it was fun to see it emerging from the knitting as I progressed. As it is double-sided knitting I should really have used Red and White - that way I could have worn the Red Dragon at home (National Symbol of Wales) and the White Dragon (English National Symbol) when I go back and visit my family in London!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for explaining the

Thanks for explaining the dragon. I am very tempted to work up something for a future project.

Simon, I love your use of

Simon, I love your use of color, and I think the pattern is one that people are going stop you and ask you where you got it. Hope you kept that original.

dave

Bill's picture

Love the Welsh dragon! ...I'm

Love the Welsh dragon! ...I'm working on a waistcoat with griphons that look a bit like your dragon...never realized the similarity...

Tom Hart's picture

WOW! Stunning. Really

WOW! Stunning. Really stunning. Would love to hear how you did the dragon. Beautiful work.

ILHIKER's picture

Amazing work!

Amazing work!

scottly's picture

LOVE IT!!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great knitting and that

Great knitting and that dragon is fantastic. Is there a chart you used, or did you come up with it yourself?

Kerry's picture

Lovely colours Simon. Your

Lovely colours Simon. Your dragon will be popular in Wales.

SimonWales's picture

You are all very kind. And I

You are all very kind. And I am definately not better than you chipsir - your scarf is great and I love the colours you chose. Unfortunately Spring has not arrived just yet - the sheep are still shivering in the fields and not willing to give-up their wool just yet!.

I wish I could do the

I wish I could do the colorwork as easily as you seem to be able to...I'm still getting there!

ronhuber's picture

The scarf is lovely, Simon.

The scarf is lovely, Simon. Beautiful choice of pattern and colours. Has spring arrived in Wales?

chipsir's picture

Oh this is nice, you are much

Oh this is nice, you are much better at this than I am.