Shetland-style Hap Shawl

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This wool shawl is worked in the style of a traditional Hap (with updated construction techniques), worn by the working women of Shetland. Hap shawls were made as utilitarian garments to help shield from the harsh weather conditions of the Northern Scottish Isles. Shetland knitters used the “Old Shale”lace frame as a wonderful canvas for color experimentation; my colored version contrasts warm and cool browns to create the telltale border gradient. We also made a pure white version – a perfect choice for an heirloom-quality christening shawl, or an elegant accessory for your layered Winter wardrobe. Two sizes are provided: the multi-colored large is dramatic and can be used as a lightweight layer around the house or as a baby blanket, while the smaller (white) version is more suitable for regular wear.


Large Version (Multi-Color): 5 colors 

  • 1375 yards of MC
  • 200 yards of CC1
  • 165 yards of CC2
  • 210 yards of CC3
  • 200 yards of CC4

Small version (single color):

  • 1100 yards


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

  • Large Version (Multi-Color): 5 skeins (MC), 1 skein (CC1), 1 skein (CC2), 1 skein (CC3), 1 skein (CC4)
  • Small Version (Single Color): 4 skeins of Loft
  • Large Version (Single Color): 8 skeins of Loft
  • Large version photographed in Meteorite (MC), Woodsmoke (CC1), Barn Owl (CC2), Stormcloud (CC3), Truffle Hunt (CC4)
  • Small Sample photographed in Fossil

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 19 stitches and 19 ridges (38 rows) = 4″ in Garter Stitch, relaxed after lace-blocking
  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: US 5 (3¾ mm)
Finished dimensions
  • 40″ x 40″ (50″ x 50″) square, relaxed after lace-blocking
  • Small (Large) Version
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