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Jian is the first of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology ebook released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project for May 2012. In Chinese mythology, the Jian bird has only one eye and one wingby itself, it cannot function. But as a pair, inseparable and completely dependent on each other, the Jian could soar. With a bold, feathery center panel, Jian will encourage your fingers to fly. And what better argument against the dreaded "second sock syndrome?" BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, basic lace, work in the round. GAUGE 32 or 36 sts per 4in/10cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS S [M] or M [L]; Circumference: 7 [8] in/18 [20] cm or 8 [9] in/20 [23] cm; Length: 8.5 in (21.5 cm)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 250 - 400 yards (229 - 366 m) of Malabrigo Sock Yarn
  • 1 set of US 2 (2.75 mm) needles for working in the round
  • Stitch markers (2)

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Stick Chick Knits
Stick Chick Knits
Mel spends her days in Seattle dreaming up new designs and playing with yarn. Her projects expand to fill the space available. Luckily, this does not seem to bother her loving husband and sons.