Pippu by Ambah O'Brien | Drape your shoulders with gentle ripples and lace reminiscent of a Zen garden, its walkways trimmed with mosses. Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, this bias-knit shawl is perfect for the softest yarns in your favorite soothing colors. The gorgeous yarn used in the sample was naturally dyed using avocado pips, so I named it Pippu, the Japanese word for pip. Start with easy stripes, alternating a fngering weight with a single strand of lace weight yarn. A simple, straight-forward lace section is then worked with the lace weight doubled, giving the asymmetrical triangle a ﬂoaty finish.
Gauge: 20 sts and 38 rows = 4"/10 cm in Garter Stripes, with CC held single, blocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will aﬀect yardage and final measurements.
- Wingspan: 88”/223.5 cm
- Depth: 24”/61 cm
Measurements taken after blocking
Materials Used: MC: Fingering weight/4-ply, 437 yd/400 m CC: Lace weight/2-ply, 920 yd/840 m
Sample used: MC: Woollenﬂower Plant-Dyed Yarn, Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere (fngering weight/4-ply, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 437 yd/400 m per 100g), Avocado Pip.
CC: Woollenﬂower Plant-Dyed Yarn, Kid Mohair/Silk (lace weight/2-ply, 70% kid mohair, 30% silk, 460 y/420 m per 50g), Avocado Pip
Needles: US 5/3.75 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of stitches (shawl is worked ﬂat), or size required to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner