by Lesley Anne Robinson
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in two-color brioche stitch knit flat (taken after blocking)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1175 yards (1074 m)
One size: 78” / 198cm wingspan x 26” / 67cm depth, measured after blocking
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Papiput x Meyoco :: a half-ellipse shaped lace shawl combining geometric and organic shapes inspired by the character illustrations and colors of Meyoco, knit using the two-color brioche stitch. The stitch patterns created for this shawl were inspired by two beautiful Indonesian artists: Amelia, the dyer behind Papiput Yarns, and Meyo, the incredible artist behind Meyoco Illustrations.

Amelia x Meyo = Ameyo.

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases.

Construction Notes: Due to the brioche shaping used in this pattern, the final shape of the shawl ends up being a cross between a crescent and a half-circle, which I am calling a half-ellipse shape. This half-ellipse shaped shawl is knit from center back down, with increases along the edges. The shawl begins with a geometric diamond stitch pattern, which grows with the shawl. The diamond stitch pattern begins to taper off in the center, while continuing along the increase edge and one large diamond is created in the very center of the shawl before the border begins. The shawl ends with a dramatic leaf border, mimicking the beautiful character illustrations created by Meyoco, where she combines organic leaves and flowers with geometric diamonds. Your finished object will be a triangle shape; the final half-ellipse shape is acheived through blocking. Schematic, blocking notes and photos are all included with pattern.

This pattern is both written and charted for your convenience!

Size: 78” / 198cm wingspan x 26” / 67cm depth, measured after blocking

Yarn: 1175 yds / 1074 m Fingering / Sock weight yarn
Main Color (MC): 615 yds / 562 m
Contrast Color (CC): 560 yds / 512 m

Shown in:
MC: 2 skeins Papiput Yarn Tough Sock in Peach Soda (75% Superwash Merino wool, 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100g)
CC: 2 skeins Papiput Yarn Tough Sock in Gili (75% Superwash Merino wool, 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100g)

Needles: 32” or longer US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches and for brioche knitting.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, cable needle or locking stitch marker for use with decreasing sts, 12 stitch markers for noting lace repeats in border

Gauge: 15 sts x 24 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in even two-color brioche stitch (taken after blocking).

Many many thanks to Amelia of Papiput Yarns for her wonderful support and inspiration for this collaboration! I also want to thank my amazing tech editor, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, and all of my fabulous test knitters!! Without them, this pattern would not have been possible.