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And here's the Dragon! / Ecco il Drago!

Remember the Dragon Tail scarf/shawl I began some time ago?
Well, last week I managed to finish it, and I'm oh so proud of it. Not only it's my first Tunisian crochet project, but it also turned out great, big and cosy and oh so soft (this thanks to the lovely yarn Géraldine sent me, Phil Bambou Laine by Phildar). It is 2 m long from tip to tip and 45 cm wide by the last scale, and the last row counts 110 stitches, which are quite a lot... : ) As I already wrote I strongly recommend this if you want to try Tunisian crochet, it's easy, good fun and you get a nice original item to wear. You might find this tutorial by Julia Marquardt helpful, but if you want to get one that's exactly like mine you have to change the pattern a little bit: I followed the instructions by a great designer, MariaGrazia Berno, who modified it a bit in order to obtain a scarf/shawl that curls up more. Her pattern says to increase of two stitches at the end of every row, just before the second-to-last and the last stitch, plus after working 6 rows you close the first 6 stitches of what will be the 7th row to get the scales. Sounds complicated, but it's really a piece of cake, so get a Tunisian hook and try it, you'll love this technique! =D Also, if you enjoy regular crochet more than Tunisian check out this pattern, also by Julia Marquardt, and not only: if you are a knitter you might want to give a try at this, by Solwey Hauptmann, which should be fun as well, if you love knitting, that is... ; )
So, no more talking, and see my beloved Tail (in an awful pic, will have to wait for the Fall to see a decent one)!

Vi ricordate lo scialle/sciarpa Coda di Drago che avevo iniziato un po' di tempo fa?
Bene, la scorsa settimana sono riuscita a finirla, e ne sono molto orgogliosa. Non solo è il mio primo vero progetto a uncinetto tunisino, ma è anche venuta davvero bene, è grande e morbidissima (grazie alla splendido filato che mi ha regalato Géraldine, Phil Bambou Laine di Phildar). Misura 2 m da una punta all'altra ed è alta 45 cm in corrispondenza dell'ultima scaglia, e l'ultima riga conta 110 maglie, che sono parecchie... : ) Confermo quello che ho già scritto, cioè che vi consiglio questo progetto se volete cimentarvi nell'uncinetto tunisiano, perché è facile, divertente e permette di ottenere un bel capo originale da indossare. Ho trovato utile questo tutorial di Julia Marquardt, ma se volete una coda uguale alla mia dovrete cambiare un po' lo schema: io ho seguito le istruzioni di una bravissima designer, MariaGrazia Berno, che ha modificato un po' lo schema per ottenere una coda più arricciata. Il suo schema dice di aumentare di due maglie alla fine di ogni riga, prima della penultima e dell'ultima maglia, in più dopo aver lavorato 6 righe bisogna chiudere le prime 6 maglie di quella che sarà la settima riga, per ottenere le scaglie. Sembra complicato, ma in realtà è semplicissimo, quindi trovate un uncinetto tunisino e provate, vi innamorerete di questa tecnica! =D Se invece preferite l'uncinetto classico e vi piace l'idea, potete seguire questo schema, sempre di Julia Marquardt, e non solo: se i ferri sono il vostro strumento di elezione, questo schema di Solwey Hauptmann fa al caso vostro. : )
Ma ora bando alla ciance, eccovi la mia adorata Coda (foto orribile, lo so, bisognerà aspettare il freddo per averne una decente)!


  1. Gorgeous !!!!!!!
    Have a shiny weekend !

  2. ...bello il colore, il modello e la lavorazione ....peccato che proprio non conosco l'uncinetto tunisino e ...Brava..brava

  3. So so beautiful !!!!!!! Great job !!!! I'm glad for you that this yarn pleased you !!!! have a lovely weekend !

  4. The scarf looks so gorgeous and majestic just like it's name.. wonderful job :)

  5. Bellissimo! Sarà un piacere averlo sulle spalle con questo freschino, sembra davvero morbidoso.
    buona domenica

  6. Wonderful!! ♥ Well done, Valentina. Such a pretty shape and this vibrant color. Great! Sunday greetings, Nata

  7. You should be proud of it. It's gorgeous!
    Jacqui xx

  8. Brava sei stata velocissima a finirla questa bellissima mantellina rosso drago!!!

  9. Wow! How majestic! Beautiful and artistic! Enjoy wearing your Dragon tail with pride!
    Ali x

  10. It's totally stunning. Hope you enjoy wearing it!

  11. ciao! Volevo dirti che dopo un bel po' di tempo sono tornata a scrivere sul mio blog e che mi farebbe molto piacere che tu gli dessi un'occhiata...
    Ho voluto dargli una nuova veste! A presto! :)

  12. È davvero stupendo!Ora dovrai sperimentare la tecnica entrelac con l'uncinetto tunisino:è stupenda e divertente!Ciao!

  13. It's so beautiful! Perfect for autumn :) I am still scared of Tunisian crochet, but maybe one day I'll overcome it ;) x

  14. So lovely Great color Great finish

  15. Che sfizio!
    Comunque sono arrivata al tuo blog per caso, ci ho fatto un giro veloce e devo dire che mi é piaciuto molto, mi sono aggiunta ai tuoi lettori fissi!
    Un bacio, Luisa

  16. Stunning!!

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds


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