This pattern includes both the full and half-sized version of Hansel pattern, a traditional Shetland Hap shawl.
A ‘Hansel’ is a gift to mark a special occasion, such as the birth of a baby.
Approx 54 ¾ in/140 cm square
US 8/5mm 24, 32 & 40 in/ 60, 80 & 100 cm circular needles
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
1100 yds/1000 m of MC, 164 yds/150 m of CC1, 164 yds/150 m of CC2, 132 yds/120 m of CC3 and 132 yds/120 m of CC4
Shown in Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith; 129yd 118m/25g)
Shade 27 (MC), Shade 4 (CC1), Shade FC12 (CC2), Shade 29 (CC3), Shade 121 (CC4)
17 sts and 34 rows = 4 in/10cm in Garter st on US 8/5mm needles.
This shawl is constructed in 3 parts. It begins with the center square diamond worked in garter st. The square is worked from one point of the diamond to the opposite point increasing in the first half of the square and decreasing for the second half. Yarn overs are formed at the beginning of every row during the center diamond section. Stitches are then easily picked up from the very visible yarn over loops along the edges and the border is worked outwards from the center square. The shawl is finished with an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live sts of the border as it is being worked.