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Nut-Hap

Knitting
June 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib, using small needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1340 yards (1225 m)
One Size

The Book of Haps is now available

Nut-Hap
Inspired by a resourceful and beautiful bird - the nuthatch - this long and wrap-able hap is perfect to keep you cosy on a weekend woodland walk. Using nifty knitterly techniques to create a completely seamless and reversible fabric, the ribbed centre is shaped by short rows and edged with a series of tucks which echo the pleasing placement of a bird’s wing feathers. The colours are inspired by the nuthatch, but you could easily customise your hap to match your favourite bird.

Yarn
Rowan Felted Tweed DK (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 175m 191yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A Clay (177) 3 x 50g balls
Yarn B Stone (190) 1 x 50 g ball
Yarn C Carbon (159) 1 x 50g ball
Yarn D Gilt (160) 1 x 50g ball
Yarn E Jaffa (188) 1 x 50g ball

Size
Length at cast-on edge 170cm / 66¾in
Maximum depth 26.5cm / 10½in

Needles and notions
2 sets 3.5mm (US 4 / UK 9-10) circular needles, 120cm / 47in long, or size needed to get correct tension in 1x1 rib
1 set 4.5mm (US 7 / UK 7) circular needles, 120cm / 47in long, or size needed to get correct tension in st st
Waste yarn of similar thickness to your main yarn, preferably a smooth cotton
Stitch markers

Gauge
40 sts and 30 rows to 10cm / 4in over 1x1 rib, using smaller needles, after washing and blocking.
20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm / 4in over st st, using larger needles, after washing and blocking.
It is essential that your 1x1 rib stitch gauge is twice that of your st st gauge, so that the fabric does no pucker.

Special techniques
Short rows
Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
We have created the following video tutorials which you may find useful.
Tubular cast-on
Tucks - Separating row and Joining row

This pattern is currently only available as part of The Book of Haps