Purple Mort Bleu Butterfly Hap Shawl by Donna Druchunas

Purple Mort Bleu Butterfly Hap Shawl

March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
780 yards (713 m)
62” (157.5 cm) across top by 32” (81cm) long at center, blocked
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This shawl is inspired by traditional Scottish Hap Shawls, but it is knit using different techniques. “Hap” is the Scottish word for shawl, and this design with an undulating lace border and simple garter stitch in the center, is a basic every-day shawl.

My version starts with the center triangle, and then the border is knit onto the sides. Lastly, the top edge is added. Instead of the traditional Feather and Fan lace that is used on Hap Shawls, I substituted the more unusual Cockle Shell or Sea Shell lace pattern. I switched to the simpler Feather and Fan for the last part of the shawl so you can easily knit to your desired length and not worry about running out in the middle of a repeat.