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Hansel (Full Version)

Knitting
September 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
846 - 1692 yards (774 - 1547 m)
54 3/4 inches square
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This is a pattern for a full sized version of a traditional Shetland Hap shawl.
When you purchase this pattern you will also receive the pattern for the half sized version of this shawl (as a separate pdf).

A ‘Hansel’ is a gift to mark a special occasion, such as the birth of a baby.

Size
Approx 54 ¾ inches square

Needles
US 8/5mm 24, 32 and 40 inch circular needles

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
1100 yards of MC, 164 yards of CC1, 164 yards of CC2, 132 yards of CC3 and 132 yards of CC4
Shown in Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith (100% Real Shetland Wool; 129yd 118m/25g)
Shade 27 (MC), Shade 4 (CC1), Shade FC12 (CC2), Shade 29 (CC3), Shade 121 (CC4)

Notions
Stitch Markers
Row Counter
Tapestry Needle

Gauge
17 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in Garter st on US 8/5mm needles.

Construction
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.