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My passion is knitting and I have taken up designing in the past year or so. I learned to knit as a teenager and to sew when I was younger. I do some tatting but just don't seem to have the time ...

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Zhongwen Weijin (Chinese Stole)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Zhongwen Weijin (Chinese Stole)
Zhongwen Weijin (Chinese Stole)
Zhongwen Weijin (Chinese Stole)
Zhongwen Weijin (Chinese Stole)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • purl
  • read charts
  • attach beads to stitch (optional)
  • 880-1,320 yds (805 - 1207 m) lace-weight

Pattern Description:

Love. Happiness. Strength. Balance. Adventure. Friendship. Let your knitting communicate your wishes in a special way for yourself, or as a message to a friend or loved one with beautiful Chinese characters (hanzi). This stole features lace mesh to create each of your selected characters. Borders between the characters are Trigrams (yin and yang of Tao) which are worked in your choice of clusters of stitches, nupps, or by adding beads to your knitting. There a choice of 12 different symbols to choose from.

There are optional motifs in some of the charts. Spare beads can be used on some of these motifs.


11 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches in Stockingette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx: 7'2" long by 18" wide.


  • #4 (3.5mm) knitting needles
  • 400-800 beads, #6 (optional)
  • Steel crochet hook small enough to fit through beads
  • 2 stitch markers
  • scrap yarn/stitch holder/spare needle