'Onipa'a Shawl by Leila Raven

'Onipa'a Shawl

May 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Main Section Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
755 - 1415 yards (690 - 1294 m)
82” longest edge x 25” deepest point [208 cm x 64 cm], after blocking
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The MANA WĀHINE collection, six knitwear designs inspired by Aotearoa and Hawai’i, is the inaugural series from the AROHA | ALOHA project highlighting the works of modern indigenous makers.

Preorder the full collection now and receive each pattern as they become available; or, purchase the patterns individually. The full collection will include additional content in ebook format upon the final pattern release in August 2021.

“E ‘onipa’a i ka ‘imi na’auao.” “Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge”—the motto of Hawai’i’s last reigning monarch, beloved Queen Liliu’okalani. The color of this shawl echoes her most favor- ite flower: the crown flower, giant milkweed. Rendered in motifs are the ‘iwa bird and ‘ōhi’a lehua blossoms, native to my homeland, my kin—cut from the same cloth. ‘Onipa’a: Stand firm, resolute; be true to yourself.


  • Espace Tricot HALO (72% mohair 28% silk, 459 yds 420 m/50g)
  • Espace Tricot GRACE (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk, 490 yds 448 m/115g)
  • Yarns held double throughout
  • In color Brume, 2 skeins each, or approx 660 yds 605 m of laceweight mohair and 755 yds 680 m of fingering weight yarn


  • US 9 5mm Or size needed to obtain gauge


  • 17 sts and 26 rows = 4” 10 cm in Main Section Pattern


  • 82” longest edge x 25” deepest point 208 cm x 64 cm, after blocking


  • Stitch marker, tapestry needle, T-pins, (optional) Blocking wires