Jian is the first of four patterns included in the Birds of Mythology e-book released as part of the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project for May 2012.

In Chinese mythology, the Jian bird has only one eye and one wing—by 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?”


  • Gauge: 32 sts = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette
  • Yardage: 250 - 400 yds (229 - 366 m)
  • Finished Circumference: 7 [8, 9] in/18 [20, 23] cm
  • Yarn Used: Malabrigo Sock

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