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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

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Hey there, 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. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I spend my time combining colors, shapes and textures into freewheeling designs that are uniquely my own. I've been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small, and I've also self-published my own patterns and e-books. I love collaborating with creative types from all over the world.