Arctic Land by Cathliin

Arctic Land

November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, knitted flat with smaller metal needles; measured after wet blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1258 - 1367 yards (1150 - 1250 m)
one size (adjustable to other sizes)
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Arctic Land is the third of the three Arctic Aura haps that I designed in 2015. It presents the largest variety of stitch patterns out of all three Arctic Aura haps. This piece is whole white like the snowy, sparkling northern world, were only water and air can bring other colours to the land.

Use two-ply hand-spun Estonian wool, parameters: 285 m/ 100 g (310 yd./ 3.53 oz.)

There are two more haps in the Arctic Aura hap family:
Arctic Water and Arctic Air. I encourage you to try making them, too!

The updated version of instructions has been uploaded on 17 January 2016. If you purchased your copy before that day, please make sure to refresh your Ravelry library- the update is waiting for you there.

amount of materials needed
approx. 1200 m/ 1310 yd. of off-white yarn

sample info
The pattern sample is made of two-ply hand-spun Estonian wool in natural, off-white colour.

3 mm/ US 2.5/ UK 11
5 mm/ US 8/ UK 6

I suggest using interchangeable circular needles. As an alternative you may use one pair in each size with at least 100 cm/ 40 inches cord and yet another pair in larger size with 40 cm/ 16 inches cord.

scissors, tapestry needle, 24 regular + 8 removable stitch markers (for example my MAKs)

dimensions/ sizing
160 x 160 cm/ 63 x 63 inches;
it is possible to make other sizes based on this pattern.

Built from inside to the outside, this hap has its centre square knitted diagonally back and forth in a mixture of garter and stocking stitch, and Cat’s Paw lace motifs. Based on the square is a border made in the round with my version of traditional Shetland diamonds. The edging with waves, nupps and short spikes is made perpendicular to the border. This hap requires blocking.

instructions type
The pattern includes written and charted instructions, photographs, tips and links to video tutorials. There are directions on size adjustments provided as well.

difficulty level

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Happy stitching!
~ Cathliin