Hippen Happen by Anne B Hanssen

Hippen Happen

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in garter
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1237 - 1311 yards (1131 - 1199 m)
one-size, see more under notes
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Hippen Happen is an expression I borrowed from my boyfriend. He uses it to describe something that happens randomly. Sometimes the result is a real mess, sometimes it can turn out quite good:)

When working my Hippen Happen shawl I had a clear sketch and a way to go, but I didn’t know how the different stitch-patterns and colors would work together, neither how far the yardage would get me. In the end I think the result has surpassed my expectations:)

Hippen Happen is a triangular shawl worked inside out (top-down) starting from an icord-cast on. The main body of the shawl is worked using 3 different colors in different stitch-patterns: garter, eyelet-pattern, Roman stitch. The edging of the shawl is worked in an elegant and simple lace-pattern, followed by a picot edging worked side-ways.
The knitting has a great rhytm to it; I really liked working it:))

Size The measurements of the sample are:
Wingspan 150cm(59inches). Height of center spine 75cm(29.5inches). You could easily customize the sizing by adding or subtracting rows of the main body.

Materials You need 1132meters/1237 yards of fingering weight wool to work the shawl. You could use one single color or several mixed together.
I used the following:
MC: 400meters/437 yards of Hedgehog Fibres “Sock” - colorway stone
CC1: 366meters/400 yards of Hedgehog Fibres “Skinny Single” - colorway Daydream
CC2: 366meters/400 yards of Hedgehog Fibres “Skinny Single” - colorway Artifact.
Needles: You need a circular needle, at least 80cm/32” in the size to obtain gauge. I used size 3mm/US2.5 - this is a suggestion only.
You need a crochet hook 2,25mm to work the provisional cast on (3 sts only). 1 stitch-marker. Blunt tapestry needle. Tools for blocking using your preferred method.

Gauge 24 sts in garter = 10cm/4”

The pattern The pattern explains how to work the icord cast-on. The eyelet-pattern and Roman stitch patterns are written row-by-row. The lace-pattern of the border is charted. The picot edging is written row-by-row. There are stitch-counts after EVERY change of pattern.

Knitting skillsI-cord cast-on (explained), working lace from chart. Increases by m1l, m1r. Abbreviations used are: k, p, yo, ssk, k2tog, sl2(as if to k2tog)k1psso, m1l, m1r, yo twice.