Lilli Pilli is a beautiful Australian plant whose deep magenta berries inspired the colors of this shawl. Combine classic stripes with lace for a relaxed wrap to enjoy year-round. Worked on the bias in three fun colors; two striped together contrasted with a third for the lace sections. Lilli Pilli is fun to knit, and works up big and cozy. There are so many ways to use color in this project – let your stash out to play! Choose boldly contrasting yarns, knit your Lilli Pilli up with a more subtle variegated yarn and solid colour combination, or go with classic neutrals for a shawl you reach for regularly over the years to come.
The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.
Length 73”/185 cm
Width 16”/40 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.
MC: 420 yd/384 m
CC1: 420 yd/384 m
CC2: 420 yd/384 m
US 5/3.75 mm needles.
23 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch (blocked)
Gauge is not crucial for this project; however, variations in gauge will affect yardage and final dimensions.
Lilli Pilli Images © Ambah O’Brien.