Dathan hap by Kate Davies Designs

Dathan hap

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked back and forth
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
one size, easily adjusted
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Dathan hap

A relaxing garter stitch knit, allowing you to explore striping and colour in your own leisurely way. Dathan is a Gaelic word for colours.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball) 1 ball of each of the following shades: Lochan; Ardlui; Smirr; Campion; Cranachan; Gloamin’; Stockiemuir; Garth; Hare; Bruce; Hirst; Birkin; Horseback Brown; Tarbet; Buckthorn

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s), 60-100cm / 24-40in
Above gauge-size needle (any length) for bind off
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
24 sts and 38 rows to 10cm / 4in over garter stitch worked back and forth
Use 3.25mm / U.S. 3 needle as a starting point for
swatching.

Size
Wingspan: 188cm / 74in
Depth: 64cm / 25in

Pattern notes
This garter stitch hap begins by casting on a few stitches at the centre back neck. Stitches are then increased at an even rate to form a large, elongated triangle. This pattern is designed specifically to allow the knitter to explore colour in their own way, following their own preferred stripe sequence, using 15 shades of Milarrochy Tweed. Suggestions for creative striping are included in the pattern.