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A Hap for Harriet

Knitting
May 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
22 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch - washed and blocked (vigorously)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Sizing is flexible: to fit your preferences and your available yarn
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Sideways-knit, garter stitch hap or wrap, featuring sweeping openwork points

This hap was designed as a retirement gift for my good friend, colleague, and doctoral supervisor, Professor Harriet Guest. Harriet is the author of several wonderful books about eighteenth-century literature and culture. She is also a knitter.

The pattern includes two full sets of instructions: the first for knitters who prefer working from a chart and the second for those who prefer written instructions.

Construction
This hap is knit sideways, from end to end. The edging is worked together with the garter stitch body, and a long, shallow shape is achieved by working increases (or decreases) prior to the edging. The dimensions of this hap are flexible, and the pattern is perfect for making the most of a special skein of yarn: simply weigh your skein carefully before knitting, and follow the percentage instructions in the pattern.

Materials
Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 2Ply Laceweight (731m/800yds/100g skeins) 1 x 100g skein in shade ‘Bitterbug’. Stitch marker. 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles 60cm/24in or 80cm/32in long, or long straight knitting needles (use lace points if preferred). Blocking wires and pins (optional)

Finished Dimensions
The sample pictured is 48cm/19in wide x 208cm/82in long (measured at widest and longest points)