The quest for the Dragon Skin Stitch continues. Here are the links I've been poring over trying to figure it out:
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Make One version
Yarn Over version
I made some swatches in cotton Sugar n' Cream.
Swatch 1: tried the version using make one increases....... frogged it.
Swatch 2: tried the version using the yarn overs, and knitting all odd rows, as per beginning instructions. Interesting texture, but not dragon scales. Tossed it in the sink to use as a dishcloth.
Swatch 3: tried the yarn over version again, but purling all odd rows, as per note at end of instructions. Now we're getting somewhere! The right texture, yes, but also really big holes. Must've been my size 10 needles, or this cotton yarn.
Swatch 4: tried to make something up using kfb's. Let's just say that ended up in the frog pond too.
So.......... I evidently need:
a. The version with the yo's
b. To purl all odd rows
c. Another kind of yarn
d. Smaller needle size.
(maybe also try the make one version with the purling? See why I had to write all this down??)
The facecloth that woman made of Euroflax linen is gorgeous, but that EL is so expensive. It sure showed off the stitches beautifully, though, didn't it?
(As an aside, my litte swatch dish scrubber is working really well...... I'm thinking that in the interest of using up these 3 balls of S&C anytime I'm working out a new stitch, I will make the swatch out of this, and some of them can become dishcloths. Reduce the stash and save money at the same time, lol)
I will keep trying!