|The "Dragon" modelling her new scale shawl.|
Since J's nickname back when I met her was the "Cast Iron Dragon", I joked with her while working on it that she was finally going to get her scales.
Started with the bobwilson123 how-to video and then just kind of winged it to add a back post single crochet collar and lapels to create an enclosing garment that hugs the wearer rather than a flat triangle that needs to be fought with to keep on the shoulders.
|A back view which does some credit to the |
lovely Royal Blue colour of the yarn.
Then added the buttons (chosen specifically for high visibility to failing eyes) and a loop to hold the front closed.
It's like wearing a thermal blanket.
|This image does not justice to the colour|
but it does show the weave of the scales.
I have some ideas for an improved version, but I'm not going to be doing this again for a while.
Need a bit of a break from the crocodile stitch. ^_^