Drekin is an elegant Faroese style shawl knit from the top down. It is knit in garter stitch and contains a brioche center panel making it reversible. The wings have shoulder shaping, and a lace pattern reminiscent of scales/feathers.
Dreki is the Faroese word for Dragon!
Materials needed Main color - 1100 yards Fingering Weight (Solid, semi-solid, or mildly variegated is best) Contrasting color - 150 yards Fingering Weight (anything from solid to speckles is fine. Go wild!)
Gauge 18 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Finished Size Blocked 39” / 99 cm depth by 86” / 218 cm wingspan (Model in photographs is 5’ 4” tall)
US #7/4.5mm 60-inch circular needle (You can also choose to use two 32 to 40 inch needles - one for each ‘wing’ of the shawl) Two US #3/3.25mm double pointed needles Two DPN tip protectors 9 Stitch markers (one that can open/clip) Darning needle
I just love this pattern. It very clearly written.
Jul 18, 2017 by Sarah Walker
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