Noony
Project

Drachenfels

I made a couple booboos colorwise when I was making the shawl, but I love how it turned out. I added the rest of the red and wheat colored yarn at the end, to use it up. This shawl has gorgeous drape and is nice and warm. I can't wait for Fall so I can wear it!

Project Description

I made a couple booboos colorwise when I was making the shawl, but I love how it turned out. I added the rest of the red and wheat colored yarn at the end, to use it up. This shawl has gorgeous drape and is nice and warm. I can't wait for Fall so I can wear it!

Q&A with Noony

TPMarsh asked:
Which colorway is this?
Noony answered:
It's the "Fire" colorway, but I made a couple mistakes. First, I started with brown instead of read, but decided to just go with it. (It knits up REALLY nicely.) Then at the end, I added larger stripes of the wheat and the red to use up the rest of the yarn.
c2a2t2s10437955 asked:
Hi there. Lovely shawl...I like the wider stripes at the end. The color palate for the red on the kit page looks more orange red and your photo looks more truer apple red. I know how photos and computer screens can vary....was wondering what it looks like in real life. Thank you.
Noony answered:
It is more true red, but it is a warm red. Does that help?
Pagebwp6406480 asked:
When I read the directions, it would seem you would start with the brown, is this not correct? Under "Yarn" in the directions, it refers to casting on 6 sts in Color A which is the brown. Is this not correct? Or do we start with Burgundy, then use the cream and then the brown? I have just started so if I have started wrong, I need to take it out quickly.
Noony answered:
If you wish, follow the instructions. I misread them and started with the wrong color. I left it, because I like how it turned out, but if you want to do it the way it's written, then do that. Hope that helps!
Pagebwp6406480 asked:
Next question - what method does the designer (Melanie Berg) recommend for joining new yarn to the project? Also I know I am going to have questions about the Ridge section?
Noony answered:
The entire pattern is knit in garter stitch, or made by knitting every row. As long as you join at the same sides, it will correctly line up the colors. She is clear about this in the pattern. I'm not sure what you mean by "Ridge" section; garter stitch forms something called "ridges" which is part of the process of knitting every row (as opposed to stockinette, in the States; or stocking, in Europe/England, where it creates a "front side" and a "back side"). So the ridges are part of the knitting, you don't have to do anything extra. If you mean, forming the pattern stripes, she shows you how to do that in the pattern and it involves slipping stitches. It's very easy once you get into it, I promise.

Skill Level

Beginner