Douglas Fir


A Hap* For Lorette

Project Details:

Pattern: A Hap For Harriet, by Kate Davies

Yarn: Elemental Effects Shetland Rustic Lace, 1100 yards

Needles: 2.75 mm

Started: 4/11/15

Finished: 12/7/16

For: Me

Modifications: none, except for miscalculating the amount of yarn I would need for the second half, and having to decrease that end at a faster rate.

What I Learned: Despite all my careful weighing and calculating, I can still screw up and run out of yarn.

This is a well written pattern, knit end to end so the miles of garter stitch aren't so boring. You get to do a bit of simple lace every other row.

*For you non-knitters, a hap is a shawl or wrap to keep you warm. It is a Shetland Islands term, and usually refers to a square shawl with a lace border, but they come in all shapes and sizes.



Douglas Fir — 9 Comments

  1. Oh, how lovely. Well worth the time, frustration and effort. It is exactly the type of shawl that you will use for years. And everyone is entitled to knit something for themselves every now and again

  2. It’s absolutely stunning! I love that it’s knit from end to end so that one doesn’t get too bored. I knit a shawl with a lace leaves (Saroyan) like that and the leaf on each row kept me going.

  3. Gorgeous. Garter is a nice break but too much can drive me batty sometimes. though I’m enjoying it with my newest colorwork shawls.