to wrap the baby bunting in."
Apparently I should have bagged a bigger dragon, and designed a bigger (adult -sized) wrap, as I've already gotten a number of emails and comments requesting this! I can't deny that the same thought crossed my mind as I was making the sample for the Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts issue; I think "Dragon Skin," from Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury of Knitting Patterns, makes an elegant and unusual overall pattern, and the construction of the wrap was a lot of fun.
Sembra che dovrei catturato un drago piu grande, e disegnato un cardigan avvolgemente piu grande (per adulti), perche ho gia ricevuto delle email e dei commenti che chiedono questo! Non posso negare che avevo questo pensiero in mente, mentre facevo il campione per IK Holiday Knits; secondo me, "Pelle di Drago" fa un' elegante e particolare fantasia, e la costruzione era molto divertente.
The difficulty in sizing up the pattern lies in making sure that the diagonal sections of the wrap are started in the right place, so that by the time the sweater reaches the neck, the opening is the right size--neither too narrow nor too wide. The factor of the stitch pattern meeting in a pleasing way at the side seams, which I also calculated for the child-sized version, seems less important, and finally, making the sleeves a full pattern repeat, both in rows and stitches, so that the sleeve edges work properly and the underarm seams meet perfectly (especially if they are grafted) seems fairly simple. The other question is whether Interweave will have anything to say about whether an adult version violates my contract with them. Hmmm....