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The “dragon skin” stitch pattern found in one of Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionaries works up beautifully in SWTC’s Phoenix, a next-to-the skin-soft tape yarn. It also inspired the name of this design -- Kiyo was a waitress in a Japanese legend who turned herself into a dragon to take revenge on a suitor who spurned her advances. (Yikes!) The ¾-length lace sleeves are the only remaining trace of her feminine side. You know, the non-dragon part.
Model shown in SWTC Phoenix (100% Soysilk™, 100g/175yds); color: 084 Harvest Green. Size shown: 45”
Finished Chest Circumference: 36.5 (41.5, 45, 49, 53)”/93 (105, 114, 124, 135) cm
Gauge: Do both swatches to get your gauge right.
Body pattern (Chart A): 21 sts and 25 rows per 4” (10 cm) after blocking.
Sleeve pattern (Chart B): 19 sts and 32 rows per 4” (10 cm) after blocking.
Needles: Size 8US (5.0mm) needles (or size you need to get gauge).
Yarn: 825 (980, 1085, 1195, 1350) yds
Notions: 2 stitch markers (more are optional but useful), crochet hook size G (4.0mm) (or 2 sizes smaller than the needles you used to get gauge), scissors and tapestry needle.