Chocolate Lily Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Chocolate Lily Shawl

April 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
480 - 500 yards (439 - 457 m)
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The Chocolate Lily, Dichopogon strictus, is found across Australia, the mauve-purple flowers appearing during Spring and Summer. The common name ‘Chocolate lily’ alludes to the scent of the flowers which resembles chocolate; while the flowers are edible it is the tubers that are eaten, raw or roasted, for some delicious bush tucker. Segments reflecting the petals are featured with eyelets creating texture, plus optional embroidery stitching to add that extra flourish.

Pattern includes a video tutorial with techniques and styling tips. Watch the tutorial here.

Wingspan: 53”/132.5 cm
Depth: 17”/42.5 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight
C1: 438 yd/400 m
C2: 88 yd/80 m

Sample shown in:
Love and Speckles, Silky Singles, (fingering weight, 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk, 438 yd/400 m per 100 g),
C1: Chocolate Lily, C2: Anther

US 5/3.75 mm
Or size required to obtain gauge

8 stitch markers, lockable stitch marker, tapestry needle

24 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette, blocked.
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.