Bressay hap shawl

I particularly love the lady in the white hap in the top image. Gudrun Johnston has written a wonderful pattern that is easy to follow. The second section is a border in Old Shale Feather and Fan lace pattern. One thing that really struck me when I wore this shawl for the first time was just how lovely the stretchy cast off edge is.

The excellent image, from Shetland Museum, shows women dressing haps in Lerwick in the s. It is unusual for me to knit a pattern and not have it covered with notations and tweaks where I did something slightly different.

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Its not really for the hap, I just adore the spirit of fun in this picture with the cuddling couple — lots of images from Shetland in this era if not of people at work, etc are a bit posed or set. What can I say about this pattern?

So I had to really make myself loosen up as I was knitting.

Shetland Hap Shawl

When I had knit to the widest part of the triangle all of the live stitches where placed on some waste yarn and left until the end.

Haps were not originally knitted in fine wool as this was kept for knitted items which were sold. Herring station at North Ness At work or at play the hap seemed a staple wardrobe garment. The shawl consists of 3 parts — the first section is a centre triangle knit using the main colour which grows by 1 stitch on each row.

I will be posting hap suggestions and inspirations from now until then and happy to try and answer any hap questions you may have. I loved that it was a traditional style of Shetland Hap Shawl. It is comfortable and soft against my skin and finishes off the shawl perfectly.

The vibrant colours look gorgeous together. I just knew that I would wear the half version much more than the full Hap Shawl.

For the main colour I used Blaeberry. It also has a recipe to create your own hap design. This was also in my mind when I was blocking my shawl.

The class is wonderful. I am leaving you with one final photo featuring a hap. These were knitted in 1py or cobweb lace and lace designs were incorporated into the central square as well as the border — such as these stunning examples that were at the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers exhibit, during Shetland Wool Week The cast off date will be 12th July and so you must be finished by then to be eligible for the prizes which give PLENTY time for knitters of shawlettes, shawls and blankets alike.

The lessons are well planned and she explains and shows every stage clearly using many samples. Albert Wharf, Lerwick, C Image: The third section, was the lace edging which was knit using the main colour. Your item does not have to be knitted in British wool, but there will be a prize for my favourite British wool FO.Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.

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I made my Shetland Hap Shawl while working alongside the The Shetland Hap Shawl with Gudrun Johnston which is a class on Craftsy. It is a wonderful class where she shows how to knit each element of the shawl by knitting a small sample shawl.

This is an alternative version of the Bressay Hap Shawl published in Rowan /5(3). A hap – a word meaning to cover, wrap or keep warm – was a traditional shawl of everyday wear for Shetland women. In it’s more common form a garter square was knit first and stitches were picked up to knit an old-shale lace border around, using different colours of wool to create interest.

Bressay hap shawl
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