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. NOTE: There are optional motifs in some of the charts. Spare beads can be used on some of these motifs. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit purl read charts attach beads to stitch (optional) 880-1,320 yds (805 - 1207 m) lace-weight GAUGE 11 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches in Stockingette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx: 7'2" long by 18" wide.