A Hap for Harriet
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.
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.
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)
The sample pictured is 48cm/19in wide x 208cm/82in long (measured at widest and longest points)