And More Dragons!

Well, our good friends at Abstract Fiber never cease to amaze! As soon as I published the Dragons pattern, the yarn orders started over at Abstract, who responded by making kits available!

CLICK HERE to shop for your own Dragons kit.  Each kit includes all the yarn for the scarf, and sells for a thrifty $65. You can even choose your own colors!

And it's been suggested that a Dragons KAL take place, over at Ravelry.  Join in the fun, and I promise to check in on you, cheer you on, and answer questions. Man oh man; Ain't knitting grand?

Here Be Dragons

You've patiently waited, and now it's finally going to pay off:

"Dragons" is available now! CLICK HERE to get your copy on Ravelry.


Originally created as an exclusive for the 2013 Madrona Winter Retreat, the design is worked in three beautiful colorways of Abstract Fiber Alto.

Each end of the scarf has a dragon, whose tails intertwine and meet at the center in a love knot.

The scarf is worked circularly, then cut open at the short ends; perfect for your first steeked project.  


This scarf isn't just warm: it breathes fire.  Bet you know someone fierce enough to wear this.

Ferocious Knitting

Have you been wondering what I'm up to?  Just my usual fire-breathing.  Here's the exclusive design for 2014's Madrona Winter Retreat; "Dragons":

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Believe it or not, there are only three colorways used in this year's design! 


"Dragons" is made from Abstract Fiber "Alto", 100% BFL Sport, and yes, it's going to be a kit.  All Madrona attendees can buy them at the retreat, and each "Eeeks! Steeks!" student will receive one with their paid class registration.


The finished scarf measures 73" long x 10" wide.  There is a dragon at each end, whose tails are intertwined down the length of the piece, meeting in a love knot in the center.


Fierce, much?  You know you are.  My "Eeeks! Steeks!" students will receive their kits in December, then knit their scarves as homework (Tip: you'll need size 2 and 3 circular needles in 60" lengths). Those who wish to will be able to complete their scarf in class, cutting and finishing the steek (while your teacher and classmates cheer you on).  And if you're not a maniac who wants to leave class with a finished scarf, you'll still learn three techniques for working a steek, ready for application whenever you wish.


If you'll be attending the Madrona Winter Retreat and would like to reserve kits for pickup at the marketplace, please e-mail me at (or use the "contact" tab on my homepage).  I'll make sure your kit(s) are reserved in your name. Sorry, this year's kit is only available for purchase at the Madrona Marketplace.  Can't make it to the retreat this year?  Not to worry; the pattern will be available to the wide world, this time next year.  


It might be cold outside, but things are nice and warm where the Dragons are.