Hap Blanket

Chunky garter blanket with feather and fan border

Snuggle up in this pretty blanket inspired by the traditional everyday shawls of the Shetland Isles.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    The blanket begins with the centre square of squishy garter stitch worked in a simple stripe pattern. Then the feather and fan (old shale) edging is worked by picking up stitches around the centre square and working outwards in rounds in a stripe pattern that echoes the beautiful shading often found on hap shawls.

    If this simple example of the basic idea inspires you to learn more about hap shawls, Sharon Miller’s Shetland Hap Shawls Then & Now is a wonderful reference.

    OTHER SUPPLIES

    Stitch markers.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    HapBlanketv.2.1.pdf

    If you have the printed book, please check here for errata.

  • 550yds / 500m of MC and 130yds / 120m of CC of heavy aran / bulky weight yarn.

    Shown in:
    MC - Artesano Aran (50% alpaca / 50% wool, 144yds / 132m, 3.53oz / 100g) in Pine
    CC - Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classica (100% wool, 138yds / 126m, 3.53oz / 100g) in 6422.

  • Technique Thursday - Yarn overs
    Blog post - Using charts




Details

Gauge

11 sts and 19 rows = 4˝ / 10cm in garter st.

Sizing


Supplies

Yarn

550yds / 500m of MC and 130yds / 120m of CC of heavy aran / bulky weight yarn.
Shown in Artesano Aran (50% alpaca / 50% wool, 144yds / 132m, 3.53oz / 100g

Needles and notions

US 11 / 8mm 32˝ / 80cm or longer circular.


Version information