Draconis Chinensis by Ethan Pyle

Draconis Chinensis

May 2020
Light Fingering ?
24.5 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
860 - 865 yards (786 - 791 m)
One Size
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The Draconis Chinensis shawl is a triangular shawl with alternating panels of lace and reverse stockinette flanking a distinctive central stockinette “beam” and finished with a lace border. I drew inspiration for the shawl from a trip to southern China and the beautiful architecture of the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery in Shangri La County. It is worked seamlessly from the center out and uses intarsia for the broken strips of lace. The large holes are worked by knitting multiple yarn overs and then working short rows between each hole. The alternating colors, varying textures, and unique features of this shawl make it a one-of-a-kind piece that you will be reaching for again and again.

Depth - approximately 29in (74cm)
Width - approximately 63.5in (161cm)

24.5 sts x 41 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking

3 skeins Qing Fibre merino singles (100g - 366m; 400yds)
Color A - Shangri-La series, “Ember” - 2 skeins; 115g (460yds; 421m)
Color B - Shangri-La series, “Rambutan” - 1 skein; 100g (400yds; 366m)
Approximately 860 yards (787m) fingering weight yarn
Color A - 460 yds (421m)
Color B - 400 yds (371m)

US 1.5 (2.5mm) 36in circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

2 stitch markers


tapestry needle

blocking supplies

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