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Hana Shawl

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Hana Shawl
Hana Shawl
Hana Shawl
Hana Shawl
Hana Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit lace
  • read charts or written instructions
  • block

Pattern Description:

The Hana shawl is a cozy and elegant shawl or wide scarf suitable both for wearing inside when extra warmth is needed, and for country walks. The shawl combines a thick rib of twisted stitches with lace, which is reminiscent of flowers growing in high grass. Inspiration for the lace pattern comes from Japanese stitches, hence the name of the shawl, which means "flower" in Japanese.

The pattern is both charted (with RS and WS rows) and written. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for working short rows, and detailed blocking instructions.

Some quotes from the test knitters:

"This was probably one of the most fun knits. Very unique construction and well executed pattern." ThePandorica

"Don't be scared of the short rows - they're very well explained, and even if you've never done them before, you shouldn't be afraid to let this be your first time!" ZarahMaria

"... directions are very detailed and specific. I like this in a pattern and if there are people who don't like this they can choose to ignore them and move right to the knitting." jthompson216316

Test knitters recommend these yarns:

Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend
Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted
madelinetosh tosh vintage Merino Worsted 3 ply
Filatura Di Crosa Zara
Patons Silk Bamboo


The gauge is given for 10 cm (4") stockinette square after wet blocking (dry and unpin the swatch before measuring):

For M size (DK/8 ply): 15 sts/23 rows
For L size (worsted/10 ply): 13 sts/21 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • If knit in DK weight yarn the shawl will be of M size, worsted weight yarn will result in an L size shawl. Maths are explained in detail, therefore a knitter can easily adjust the size.
  • M size (knit from DK/8 ply): 160 cm (63") across the top edge, 29 cm (11") along the center stitch and 19 cm (7") along the edge stitches.
  • L size (knit from worsted/10 ply): 185 cm (73") across the top edge, 33 cm (13") along the center stitch and 23 cm (9") along the edge stitches.


  • For the best results choose single-ply or round yarn in solid or semi-solid color. Somewhat dense fabric will show the pattern best. Yarn needs (you may need more or less depending on your tension):
  • For M size (DK/8 ply): 410 m (450 y)
  • For L size (worsted/10 ply): 550 m (600 y)

You Will Also Need:

  • 80 cm (32") or longer circular needles in size to obtain gauge, yarn needle for weaving in the ends, blocking pins, 15 stitch markers (+2 optional stitch markers of different color for marking wrapped stitches). Using sharp-pointed needles is recommended.
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I am a Lithuanian living in Hungary - for more than 10 years already. I learned knitting still as a child, and then knitted occasionally, but very passionately. I also did pottery, web and print ...

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