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Shetland Hap Shawl

Taught by:

Gudrun Johnston

Offered:

Friday, June 3rd - CLOSED
Saturday, June 4th - CLOSED

Experience level: Intermediate

This gorgeous class was one of the first Gudrun ever offered at Squam starting way back in June 2009. It was a huge success and we have decided to make it available this Spring for anyone who might have missed it then.

In this class, you will learn how to make a traditional Shetland Hap (shawl) like they do in the Shetland Islands. Not only is this beautiful heirloom shawl a great gift for a new baby, it is a marvelous introduction to Shetland lace knitting.

Together, we’ll make a mini version of the shawl and you will leave with all the skills to make your 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 the history of these shawls.

Kit fee: 0 USD

Materials:

  • 200 yards of fingering-weight yarn in main color.
  • Either 20 yards of three different contrast colors OR 60 yards of one contrast color in fingering-weight yarn.
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) or US size 8 (5mm) 24-inch
  • circular needle (if you are a loose knitter, use the smaller size needle).
  • Stitch markers