"This shawl is designed to look like a Dragon's wings, spine, and tail," says Epicurus. "The base pattern represents the scales of the Dragon. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced crocheters. The base pattern is fairly simple but the edging/border requires a bit more pattern following skill than most beginners have."
We can never get jaded because when pieces like this pop up, we are overcome with joy. Such imagination! Such cleverness! See data page for gauge and stitch requirements.