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Dragonflies symbolize the illusion of light, thoughts and
dreams in HeartStrings FiberArts knitted interpretation Dragonfly Dreams
Lace Scarf featuring lace, beads and Estonian gathered stitches.
This design combines lace eyelets, beads, decrease stitch
outlines, gathered stitches, stockinette and garter stitch to provide the
details of the dragonflies against a ground of reverse stockinette. The dreamy
reflection of light and shadow is framed with columns of small beads and
gathered stitches. Shown in Buffalo Gold Lux color Malachite; Miyuki beads
colors #18 Silver-lined Light Blue (dragonfly wings and scarf border) and #234
Metallic Gold-lined Crystal (dragonfly bodies).
Sizing: 52" by 8½"
Yarn: laceweight or light fingering weight
Suggested needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)
Beads: size 6/0 (4 mm diameter) for dragonfly body and
head; size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) for dragonfly wings and scarf edges
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Construction: knitted flat in one piece from end to end
Beading Techniques: the larger beads are placed with a
crochet hook; the smaller beads are pre-strung and pushed into place between
Skill level: advanced or adventurous intermediate