Shetland Hap Shawls
Saturday, January 27, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Gudrun Johnston
Knitting, World Traditions
Class Details:

Learn how a traditional hap (shawl) from the Shetland Islands is put together. Gudrun will be showing you the construction for hap knitting using the modern method. She will take you through all the steps involved to make a full or half hap and entertain you with some Shetland focused history of the hap by way of a slide show. This beautiful heirloom shawl makes a great gift for a new baby and is a great introduction to Shetland lace knitting. You will also receive a copy of Gudrun's Hap pattern as part of the class.



Supplies for Class:
  • 150 yards of fingering-weight yarn in main color. Either 20 yards of three different contrast colors or 50 yards of one contrast color in fingering-weight yarn. Please avoid variegated and superwash yarns if possible.
  • US 7/ 4.5mm or US 8/5mm 24-inch circular needle (if you are a loose knitter use the smaller size needle). 
  • Stitch markers
  • Scrap yarn for holding stitches
  • Highlighter tape or similar for help with keeping track of lace chart
  • Row counter (optional)