Hansel (Half Version) by Gudrun Johnston

Hansel (Half Version)

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
871 - 1185 yards (796 - 1084 m)
Approx 55 ½ (63 ½, 72 ¼)” / 141 (161, 183.5) cms wide and 27 ¾ (31 ¾, 36)” / 70.5 (80.5, 91.5) cms in depth
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This a half sized version of my Hansel Pattern-a traditional Shetland Hap shawl. When you purchase this pattern you will also receive the pattern for the full sized shawl (as a separate pdf).

This pattern was updated on March 22, 2022 to now include 3 sizes. The pattern also now has lots of video tutorial links to help guide you through making this Shetland shawl.

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

Small (Medium, Large): Approx 55 ½ (63 ½, 72 ¼)” / 141 (161, 183.5) cms wide and 27 ¾ (31 ¾, 36)” / 70.5 (80.5, 91.5) cms in depth

US 8 / 5mm 24, 32, 40 and 60 inch circular needles (it will depend on which size you are knitting)
US 8 / 5mm spare DPN or short circular (for edging)

Note:Shetland Wool is recommended for best results. Jamieson’s Spindrift or Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight will work well.
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
550 (675, 800) yards of MC, 66 (85, 85) yards CC1, 85 (85, 90) yards of CC2, 85 (85,125) yards of CC3, 85 (110, 85) yards of CC4.
Yardages are all based on the stripe sequence provided. If changing the stripe sequence this will affect yardage amounts.

MC Yardage for Center Triangle Section Only: 250 (350, 500) yards
MC Yardage for Edging Section Only: 140 (160, 180) yards.
If leaving edging off you will still require a small amount of main color yarn for the bind off.

Shown in Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith (100% Real Shetland Wool; 129yd

Small Sized Sample (with edging)
Shade 202 (MC), Shade FC7MIX (CC1), Shade 1284 (CC2), Shade 27 (CC3), Shade 121 (CC4).

Large Sized Sample (without edging)
Shade 122 (MC), Shade 141 (CC1), Shade 32 (CC2), Shade 27 (CC3), Shade FC45 (CC4)

Crochet Hook size H/8 5mm
Stitch Markers
Row Counter (optional)
Tapestry Needle

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

This shawl is constructed in 3 parts. It begins with the center triangle worked in garter
stitch. Yarn overs are made at the beginning of each row to increase the triangle.
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 triangle. The shawl is finished with
an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live stitches of the border as it is
being worked. This construction for a traditional Shetland hap is considered the “modern” method. The older traditional method starts at the outside edging and works in towards the center, in pieces.