Too Ra Loo Ra Hap by b.Woolens
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Too Ra Loo Ra Hap

Knitting
February 2016
studio donnegal soft donnegal
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in sts
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1050 - 1100 yards (960 - 1006 m)
dk & aran versions
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The Too Ra Loo Ra hap is a new twist on a traditional Shetland garment, the hap. Haps were large, square shawls that could be worn around the shoulders or used as a snuggly blanket for little ones. This hap is written for heavier yarns to give it a more modern look it also makes it a fast and easy project. The simple and elegant lace body surrounds a squishy garter stitch center (this means it is worked in the round, but you don’t have to use double pointed needles for the center!) The picot bind-off gives it a delicate touch, but is much faster and easier to work than the knitted on lace edging of the traditional hap. This pattern includes instructions for both a one color version and a two color version, as well as yardage requirements for both DK and aran weights. Its one of my favorite designs to date. I wear mine as a shawl – Isla loves to nap with hers.

Finished Measurements:
40x40” after blocking for both versions – this will require more aggressive blocking in the dk than it does in the aran version

Yarn:
For one color “blanket” version – 1050 yards of aran or worsted weight yarn – sample shown in Studio, Donegal Soft “emerald”colorway
For two color “shawl” version – 400 yards of color A and 600 yards of color B in a DK weight yarn, sample shown in solstice luna merino cashmere dk, “seamist” and “” colorways

Needles:
US Size 8 (5mm) 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
18 sts x 25 rows per 4” in sts or 4.5 sts x 6.25 rows per 1” in sts