Dragon Flames is released!

So my Dragon Flames cardigan is finished and has been released!

Dragon Flames

If you’ve been following along on my blog gradient adventure you have already watched the creation process. Last week my husband brought the cardigan with him to Florida when visiting family and his sister kindly modeled it for us! I think Florida was the perfect spot for this cardigan, the bright oranges and rusts just come to life with the the bright tropical colors.

Dragon Flames

I don’t know what plant this was in the garden but the color is just perfect with the cardigan!

Dragon Flames

Dragonfly fibers have put a few kits together for this cardigan in a variety of colors. One of my favorites is the Cheshire Cat gradient…


Or maybe Siberian Iris?

If you don’t have any gradient yarn available I think that a variegated yarn or a self-striping yarn worked from the middle out would be amazing! What color would you like to do your version in?

If you’re going to the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival you can see the original sample in person at the Dragonfly Fibers stand and I think they may have a few kits with them!


8 thoughts on “Dragon Flames is released!

  1. The back of this sweater is absolutely beautiful. Chevrons? And the color choices for the kits are very cool. Well done!

  2. It can be so hard to find a good design for a gradient yarn, but they’re so much fun to design for! This sweater is perfect for this yarn!

  3. Hi Carol i just recieved my dragon flames gradient sweater kit and am so excited to start. But i thought i had the pattern all figured out but now im not sure. I thought you started on the back using light gradient to dark then did the short rows but i am not reading the pattern that way so am not sure which color to start with. Please help. Thanks Sheila

  4. Hi Sheila,
    I replied on ravelry to you also so a quick one here! You do have it figured out correctly – the cardigan begins at the center of the back (worked from side-to-side) with the lightest color. However before you begin working the full rows you work a little short row wedge at the bottom of the back to create the a-line shaping for the hips. If you take a look at my progress blog posts it may help you visualize?

  5. I ordered mine today in the cheshire cat blue gradiant. I’m very excited too. It is absolutely beautiful.

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