Houlland by Donna Smith


June 2016
Lace ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in lace tree pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
One size
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Combining borders-in construction with a neat triangular shape, this lace weight hap features the tree motif familiarly used in Shetland knitting, and which is a particular favourite of Donna’s great auntie Emma Isbister. Emma has been knitting haps for many years, and Donna’s design is named for the croft where she grew up, on Shetland’s beautiful west side.

Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme 2 Ply Lace Weight (lace weight; 100% Shetland wool; 200m / 219yds; 25g balls)
Grey 4 x 25g balls

Wingspan 143.5cm / 56½in
Depth 69cm / 27¼in

Needles and notions
1 set 3.5mm (UK 10-9 / US 4) knitting needles (long or short, for working edging)
1 set 3.5mm (UK 10-9 / US 4) needles 40cm / 16in long (either circular or straight, for working body of hap)
Stitch markers
Blocking wires and / or rust-proof pins

22 sts and 44 rows of lace tree pattern measures 12cm / 4¾in wide by 12cm / 4¾in
19 sts and 30 rows of edging pattern measures 7cm / 2¾in at widest by 10cm / 4in