Uchiwa うちわ (pronounced: Ujiwa) means leaf-shaped fan or leaf fan and literally translates to "repelling mosquitoes with a leaf fan". In the hot Japanese summers, uchiwa fans are essential to quickly and easily fan yourself with some refreshing air. Artfully painted, they often also serve as valuable room decorations, especially if they are also made from high-quality materials. Uchiwa knits up at a user-friendly gauge of 16-20 stitches per 4 inches on US 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm) needles. It is currently available in glorious blended multicolors, each one prettier than the next. You'll have a difficult time choosing a favorite. Each giant 200g dragon ball contains 547 yards!