De proprietatibus rerum (“On the Order of Things”) is an encyclopedia written around the mid-13th century by Bartholomeus Anglicus, and translated into French in 1372 by Jean Corbichon. The copy which inspired this wrap, produced in Paris sometime before 1416, is housed at the Bibliothèque Municipale de Reims in Reims, France, and may have belonged to the library of the Duke de Berry. It is the background of the illustration of the caladrius bird which inspired the motif in this shawl.
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
- Knitting, purling
- Increasing, decreasing
- Stranded knitting
- Chart reading
- Long-tail cast-on (pattern points to instructional resources)
- Narrow/short 20" x 58.5"
- Narrow/long 20" x 65"
- Wide/short 26" x 58.5"
- Wide/long 26" x 65"
- Narrow-short: approximately 560 yards MC and 520 yards CC
- Narrow-long: approximately 610 yards MC and 570 yards CC
- Wide-short: approximately 710 yards MC and 660 yards CC
- Wide-long: approximately 780 yards MC and 725 yards CC
- 60" long 5mm circular needle
- 2 stitch markers, distinctive from each other
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
32 stitches to 6.5” and 32 rows to 6” in stranded pattern after blocking.