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Bonn, Germany

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I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife.
In my secret second life I design knitwear.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chimaira

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, kfb, k2tog, yo, short rows and bind off

Pattern Description:

Chimaira is a wonderfully light shawl that makes clever use of short rows to create an asymmetrical and eye-catching colorplay.

The shawl is worked outwards from the center of the top edge, with increases at the beginning and end of each row as well as around the off-centered spine.

The amazingly silky and soft Wisp by Dream in Color adds beautiful drape and subtle sheen to Chimaira, making it a wonderful choice for knitting up this piece.

Skills needed are cast on, knit, kfb, k2tog, yo, short rows and bind off.

Yardage requirements:
1 skein in Gold Experience (color A, 35g used for sample)
1 skein in Tea Party (color B, 29g used for sample)
1 skein in Tokyo Cream (color C, 7g used for sample)


9 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches in garter stitch, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 89" [225cm] wingspan along top edge and 31" [80cm] along the center spine

Suggested yarn:

685 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dream in Color Wisp