I have a little crush on half-pi shawls and Alessia doesn’t miss the mark. Alessia is a shawl pattern that is jam-packed with an array of different techniques; you’ll create lace, bobbles, texture, and twisted stitches! There’s no monotony here, you’ll be engrossed throughout the project, and the result is a piece to cherish for years to come.

As there are textured stitches and lace, this design shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly-variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don’t lose the fun texture, nor have a yarn that distracts from the lovely lacework you’ll work on.


Alessia – This engaging top-down half-pi shawl only has 6 increase rows, strategically placed, allowing for a generously sizes shawl with a lot less worry of stitch count changes.

Worked flat, Alessia contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!

Skill Level


Finished Measurements

Approximately 80” / 203 cm across the wingspan, 37” / 94 cm deep, after blocking.

Suggested Needles

US6 (4 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge


Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Yarn Requirements

765 yds / 700 m fingering weight yarn

Suggested Yarn

Ancient Arts Yarns – Merino Silk Fingering
75% SW Merino 25% Silk
437 yds (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: African Violet


20.5 stitches by 32 rows in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

Low-Visibility & Screen-Reader Formats

A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.

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rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.

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Additional information

Skill Level




Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions




Top-Down, Worked Flat

Fabric Characteristics

Bobble / Popcorn / Nupp, Eyelets, Lace, Slipped Stitches, Textured, Twisted Stitches


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