Pattern: Addis Abeba Wrap

Originally published for Knit Picks yarn company.

The lace motif on this bias-knit shawl was inspired by traditional Ethiopian embroidery. This is typically done on white or natural cotton, which is why the model piece shown is done in white cotton yarn as well. However, the shawl will also work beautifully in a variety of fibres and colours.


  • About 6' x 2'

Skills required

  • Knitting
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Yarn overs
  • Chart reading

Materials needed

  • Yarn: 5 balls Knit Picks "Comfy Fingering", 75% pima cotton/25% acrylic, 218yds/50g, colour 9437 White (fingering weight)
  • Needles: 3.5mm 
  • Stitch markers: 1 optional, 4 mandatory


  • After blocking: 17 sts and 36 rows (18 ridges) to 4”/10cm in garter stitch

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