Pattern: Between the Dragon and His Wrap

With medieval-style dragons and castles, this shawl is a fantasy lover's delight! It's knitted entirely in the round, with the fringe built in as you go. This pattern features the easiest steek imaginable - the steek becomes the fringe; you just cut it up the middle and knot the strands to finish!


Purchasing this pattern gives you access to both a standard-format PDF with the instructions and a low-vision/screen reader version.


    Sample shown was made in size small. Large size is extremely similar to small size, except it has more curling vines along the borders and wider castles at the sides.
    • Length: 60" for small size, 69" for large size
    • Width: 19"

    Skills required

    • Knitting, purling
    • Increasing, decreasing
    • Stranded knitting
    If you want to follow the charted instructions, you'll also need to be able to follow a chart. However, this is not required, as written instructions are also provided.

    Materials needed

    • Yarn: Worsted weight, as follows:
      • Main colour (red shown): approximately 540yd for small and 620yd for large - model used 170g of  Estelle "Eco Shetland Worsted", 100% wool, 100g/275m/301yd, colour Q42310 cherry
      • Contrast colour (white shown): approximately 575yd for small and 630yd for large - model used 259.5g of Ella Rae "Classic Superwash", 100% superwash wool, 100g/200m/219yd, colour 001 vanilla
    • Needles: 5.5mm circular needle, 32" to 60" long
    • Stitch markers: 2 required, plus up to 6 additional optional markers
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    • Scissors for cutting steek


    Worked in the round after blocking:
    • 19 sts and 22 rounds = 4 inches in stranded colourwork
    • Chart C or E: 8" x 3.75"
    • Chart H or L: 6.5" x 8"

    This pattern's production was funded via a crowdsourcing campaign. For more information, you can visit the campaign page.

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