A Hap Of A Different Color

Hap version 2.

The Whisky Galore!* yarn just didn't work with this pattern. It is a very fine drapey yarn, and really wants a lighter, more delicate lace pattern. Since I already have a big light and delicate lace shawl in progress (Evenstar, I'm looking at you), and I already had the Hap pattern loaded into Knit Companion, I went rummaging through the stash looking for a more suitable yarn.
This is another well-aged stash selection. It is Elemental Effects Rustic Lace, a 100% Shetland wool yarn, which is a much better fit for this pattern. Here is a photo of the yarn.
It's pretty tough to get a photo of that color, especially on a grey April day. It's a deep bluish green, more green than blue, and approximately the color of our backyard Douglas Fir trees at twilight. So Whisky Galore! has been renamed Douglas Fir!
This isn't actually version 2, it's more like version 5. This isn't that complicated of a pattern, but I kept screwing it up and having to rip it out. I think I have it off and running at this point. I don't think this will be TV knitting, but only because of the dark color of the yarn.
If you are trying to figure out the pattern, it is knit side to side. The body is garter stitch, with those lace mesh points at the bottom border of the shawl, knitted on as you go. The garter section keeps getting bigger until it's big enough, then knit straight on for awhile, then decreases again at the other side point. I have 3 skeins of this yarn, so it should be a biggish shawl when done.

*Yes, the yarn name has the exclamation point in the color name. If the dyer thought it was important, so do I.


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My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


A Hap Of A Different Color — 4 Comments

  1. The photos on Ravelry by Kate Davies show a heavier hap shawl, so I’ll be interested to see how your version with the Shetland lace will turn out.

  2. “Whisky Galore!” is the name of an old movie and it has the exclamation point, which is why it’s in the name of the yarn (I assume).IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042040/

    In my own personal world of trivia, this was the favorite movie of an ex-boyfriend. I didn’t like it as much as he did, but it is a funny movie.

    Enjoying following your progress knitting through the stash–keep up the good posts! 🙂

  3. Well, poo that the Whiskey Galore didn’t work, but I love this color too.

    I have some JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 that I’m eyeing in the stash…I wonder if that would work?