About the Chinese Luck Dragon Scarf:
My scarf won first place at the 2005 Washington D.C. “Scarf Style Scarf Contest” sponsored by Interweave Knits, to benefit the Orphan Foundation of America. It is also the scarf that launched their “Red Scarf Project”. The scarf was inspired by my time in Japan, where I learned about eastern dragons, and by the charity causes being sponsored by the "Scarf Style" contest: All the scarves entered were donated to orphans or people suffering from the AIDS virus, and I figured that anyone in that position could use a little extra luck, hence THE CHINESE LUCK DRAGON SCARF! It features two layers of texture and color, with i-cord details, and fastens by pulling the tail through the mouth.
Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Cascade 220 Wool or
100 grams worsted weight wool 1 full hank each of red (MC) and yellow (CC1), or any 2 contrasting colored worsted weight yarns.
One ball of Crystal Palace Yarns Squiggle (50gr, 100yds) in “Firecracker” (red/yellow/orange print) (CC2)
Needles: US#9 or 8, plus two double pointed needles or one circular needle size 7 or 8 for i-cord
Gauge: 4 st/in (gauge is relatively unimportant for this scarf, as long as you use a worsted weight yarn)
Other color/yarn combinations could be:
A Blue/teal water dragon with aqua squiggle yarn,
A Navy/royal blue sky dragon with Star metalic yarn as a contrasting yarn instead of the squiggle
I also finished my "Two-Tone Shrug" from Stephanie Japel's "Fitted Knits". I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Just over 2 skeins for the 16 inch size. I love the color! And this yarn is so comfy! I wish I had made the sleeves a little shorter and more fitted, but I've already worn it twice and I love it :)