Elena Half Hap
from La Visch Designs Follow

Worked in this lovely rustic yarn by Moeke Yarns, the Elena Half Hap makes for a wonderful cozy shawl. Perfect to wrap up in on a chilly day. Elena is made in the tradition of the shawls from the Shetland Isles, making for a very interesting construction.

Elena is started at one corner of the center triangle and increased until big enough. Stitches are then picked up along the edges and the stunning striped border is worked outwards. The shawl is finished with a gorgeous edging that is knitted on sideways and attached to the live stitches of the border as it is being worked.

Size and finished measurements
Size S (L): Wingspan of 185 (215) cm (72 ¾ (84 ½) inch) and a depth of 91 (105) cm (35 ¼ (41 ¼) inch), measured after blocking. The shawl shown is in size L.

Stitches used include knit, skp, yo as well as various increases and decreases. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Pattern details

  • Worked flat back and forth.
  • Gauge is not critical in this design. For the sample shawl measured after blocking: 10.5 sts / 12.5 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over body pattern in the center triangle. This is a relatively loose gauge for an airy fabric.
  • Digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size).


  • Yarn: Moeke Yarns Elena (100% wool; 330 m (361 yds) / 100 g) in the following colors and amounts: MC: 255 (290) m (278 (318) yds) / 77 (88) g in Natural, C1: 241 (290) m (264 (318) yds) / 73 (88) g in Gray, C2: 152 (244) m (166 (267) yds) / 46 (74) g in Coral.
  • For the sample shawl a circular needle size 4.5 mm (US #7), 80 cm (32 inch) long was used.
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 stitch markers to indicate the center stitch
  • 1 removable stitch marker to mark the RS (optional)

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