Shawl 5 of Shawl Club came out about a week ago, and it is the Nidhogg Shawl. It got its name from a conversation with Hutch of Dye Candy, who commented that an early prototype looked like a dragon’s wing.
There is already a well known Dragon’s wing pattern on Ravelry so I needed a new name. With a bit of googling I came across the Nidhogg, a Norse dragon who apparently gnawed on the bodies of horrible people. For some reason that appealed to me (can’t think why…!).
Anyway, Sam dyed two colourways for this shawl – a green and black one, and a purple / red and black one, which sadly I don’t have to show you. I love this shawl – it is really adaptable to different tensions and styles. It also suits being made in softer colours and can be worn as a shallow scarf rather than a large shawl. Its all in the tension, the amount of yarn, and how much you want to block it. I love the texture it has, and it is a relatively straightforward repeat. It is just an asymmetric triangle, so you increase on one side only to get the shape. You can also add a thicker stripe down one edge with the border yarn, or leave the border off altogether.