Contemporary Hap by Michael Harrigan

Contemporary Hap

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Cat's Paw Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
1308 yards (1196 m)
42" x 42"

Across Scotland and northern England the word hap has been used to mean a wrap or cover. More specifically, it refers to a square knitted shawl. The traditional method for knitting this type of shawl starts with the edging and then stitches are picked up to knit the body. This contemporary design works from the center out, with the edging a continuation of the shawl, rather than a separate piece. Twelve colors of a tweedy, fingering-weight yarn are used.