Also, I present the second, very different dragon skin:
Two and a bit reps knitted, and it will probably need 10 in all. The stitch pattern is found in the Barbara Walker Second Treasury (p. 136), though I am using the pattern as reproduced in Knitter's Stash. I first saw the pattern on NoNoKitty. This trial run for the wall hanging has brought some issues to light: incorporate the wave at the edge, or try to block it out? Half a pattern on the sides (a bit small) or a full pattern (very large, 26 stitches)? Or an entirely new idea: just do the dragon stitch on the sides, (for a horizontal scroll look) instead of a full frame. Going with the scroll look:
dragon stitch / Fafnir knotwork dragon / baby's name / Fafnir knotwork dragon / dragon stitch.
But then what finishing for the "bare" edges?
Closeup of the dragon stitch follows...