Learn how to knit a traditional Hap (shawl) from the Shetland Islands. This beautiful heirloom shawl makes a great gift for a new baby and is a great introduction to Shetland Lace knitting. We will make a mini version of this shawl in class (as a half hap) and students will leave with the necessary skills to make their own full sized version at home. A copy of a Hap pattern will be provided via email after class.
Gudrun will also give a brief slide show explaining some of the history behind these shawls.
Skills focus: Lace knitting, chart reading, traditional techniques specific to Shetland.
Skills needed: Some experience with very simple lace would be beneficial.
Materials to bring: 100 yards of fingering weight yarn in Main Colour.
Either 10 yards of three different Contrast Colors or 30 yards of one Contrast Color in fingering weight yarn.
US 7/ 4.5mm or US 8/5mm 24-inch circular needle (if you are a loose knitter use the smaller size needle)
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