Pattern Download



Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Short Rows

What You Get

  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.


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) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on, knit, kfb, k2tog, yo, short rows and bind off GAUGE 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

Sold by

I’m Melanie, and I combine texture and color into wearable modern designs that are both playful and beautiful. I design to surprise — from matching cheeky stripes with elegant lace, to choosing unexpected color combinations. I love to collaborate with other creative types around the world, and my patterns have been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I find inspiration in the landscape, history, and culture.