Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fiery Dragon Scarf


I'm pleased to share this pattern with everyone. The inspiration for the scarf came directly from my son. He had been wanting a scarf all his own after watching me knit them for myself and others. I looked all over for a fun kid's scarf pattern...but such a thing just really didn't exist. This scarf, as knit, fits a 3 year old. You can adjust the length of the body to fit anyone in your family. I wanted the scarf to be comfortable, warm, and fun, yet practical. All of the features on the face are kid-safe. They are all sewn on with yarn or thread. There are no buttons or beads to fall off.

I would rate this project Intermediate-Advanced. The knitting itself isn't too hard...but there are lots of steps. I included extra photos in the pattern. I can post more here if more clarification is needed. I look forward to seeing everyone's interpretation of the pattern. This is my first design. It has been proofread by a professional knitting designer, but mistakes can happen. Please let me know if you find errors in the pattern, or something that could be improved or simplified. Click on the following link to download the .pdf file Fiery Dragon Scarf Pattern

Yarns used for Fiery Dragon Scarf: Variegated green: Dream in Color Handpainted Yarn in Happy Forest (superwash merino)- 1 skein (only used about 1/3 for my little scarfLight green:Ella Rae Amity in Green- 1 skein (used about half)Red: Encore worsted weight- 10-15 yards should be plenty. Check your stashOrange:Caron Simply Soft Brites in Mango- about 10 yards Fur: Lion Brand Fun Fur in Tangerine- about 10 yards

Correction: The .pdf file has been updated as of 1/23/07 to correct the numbering of the rows in the mouth section. Row 37-44 now reads Row 27-34.

33 comments:

Isa said...

Thanks for your pattern, it was terrific! I am a newbie knitter and that was the third project I tackled. I finished today the first dragon and I am going to make a second one to mail to Spain, for my nephew and my niece (twins, 2 year-old) They are going to adore it! It was easy to follow (despite my incompetence) and lots of fun. I knit a lot in the hospitals where I work as medical interpreter and everybody was fascinated! At Children's Hospital of Philly, I had a bunch of kids surrounding me! :o)

Scribbit said...

This was so fun to knit, thanks for putting this together. I have a question for you too--

The pattern is in a PDF file and I want to be able to post a PDF on my blog, how did you do that? If you don't mind I'd really appreciate the help on this. I'm at scribbit [at] gmail.com.

Val Campbell said...

OMG, this is so cute! I can't wait to knit up a few! I am a newbie knitter, but the other poster has inspired me. :-)

Val
Check out my free patterns: http://nimbleneedles.blogspot.com

Vassiliki said...

Thanks for the pattern!!! My doughter loves her new scarf!

Beverly said...

My son loves dragons and I'd love to make your dragon scarf. Unfortunately, my computer is messed up and won't allow me to open pdf files. Is there another way that you can send me the pattern?

Beverly

lonesome aesthetic said...

Hi, I'm going to knit this pattern for someone. I was just wondering where in the UK I can get hold of the yarn?

Katarina said...

Its beautiful!!!
/Katarina

zohreh said...

may i ask you send me this beautiful pattern, because i can't recieve this file.i think pdf pattern file is corrupted.
my email address:
zmansouri2001@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

ry much for this great pattern. I've made it for my 5 year old grandson who is altogether too grown up for dolls of TV characters like his baby brother, but hates to be left out.
Its perfect because he can wear it, or tear about frightening people with it, and even cuddle up with it in bed, without feeling too babyish.
Thanks for sharing your expertise.
Knitting Granny.

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Trisha said...

I just made this scarf and LOVE IT!!! And my two year old son does too! Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

This pattern is great! I have a two year old son who loves dragons and this will be perfect for him. We're Welsh so I might make it a bright red.

knitting minnesota said...

Hi there i am trying to contact the copyright holder of Fiery
dragon Scarf - i am writing from Media24 magazines www.media24.com in cape town south africa and I would like to buy the rights to use this in a knitting supplement we are publishing... Please would you contact me at
joan@media24.com
Joan Yarnold Media24Magazines

Nonna' knitting said...

Thank you so much for this pattern, I found it during a search for something different for my grandson (5yrs old), I thought it was cute and made it for him. My son was very jelous that his nephew got a cooler scarf than him(mind you he has several and gets about 15-20 pairs of handknitted socks) so I had to adjust it and make him one also... by the way he is almost 20 yrs old. Oh, and yes his friends all want one too... guess I know what I will be making for everyone's birthday. Again, thank you!

TheBaggieBoy said...

Hi, I live in the UK and would like to use this paatern for my grandson. Do you know rthe equivalent size UK knitting needlers to use?
Thanks.

Beachnurse said...

Hi, I love this pattern. However, I do not knit at the moment (am trying to learn) and am wondering if anyone knows how to convert knitting instructions to crochet instructions. If you do, please send themk to me at jwmiller@gulftel.com Thank you in advance to whom ever can do this for me. I have tried doing some other patterns but have not succeeded.

Beachnurse said...

I am looking forward to seeing some or all of you on my blog as soon as I get it set up. I will be putting out crochet patterns for those who crochet "instead" of knit or crochet "and" knit.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this fab pattern. I really enjoyed making the dragon scarf for my son. He is delighted with it, though he has asked that I knit feet and wings for it!

Anonymous said...

I cant seem to get the pattern to come up :( is there something I'm missing?

Brooke said...

You are right. The link in this post is not working. On the right hand side under free patterns is a link that says download pdf. Use that one. Thanks! Brooke

piggywig said...

Many thanks for the pattern. I will certainly make one for the grandchildren, think they will love him but my colleague still wants the crocodile pattern so will have to keep trying for that one. Can guarantee though If I get hold of it and they see it they will want that one instead.

Fireboltglow said...

Hi, can you fix the link so we can view the pattern? Pretty please?

Fireboltglow said...

Hi I downloaded it from Ravelry!

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Thanks for your pattern, it was terrific! I am a newbie knitter and that was the third project I tackled. I finished today the first dragon and I am going to make a second one to mail to Spain, for my nephew and my niece (twins, 2 year-old) They are going to adore it! It was easy to follow (despite my incompetence) and lots of fun. I knit a lot in the hospitals where I work as medical interpreter and everybody was fascinated! At Children's Hospital of Philly, I had a bunch of kids

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My son loves dragons and I'd love to make your dragon scarf. Unfortunately, my computer is messed up and won't allow me to open pdf files. Is there another way that you can send me the pattern?

Diana Howes said...

How can I get this pattern?

Judy J said...

cottanry ignationHow do you M1, M1 between stitches? Maybe you're getting this question a lot. "Twas a discussion some of us had. Judy

Judy J said...

How do you M1, M1 between 2 stitches? You may be getting this question a lot as several of us were having this discussion. Thanks,Judy

knitting nana said...

Could you repost this pattern the link is no longer working. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Any chance of uploading the pattern again???????

Anonymous said...

Found this pattern on another website: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fiery-dragon-scarf