Picture of Grandma Williams Hap Shawl
My husband ask me to knit his mother a shawl. Knowing that she would never use one, I decided to knit a hap shawl. Using three patterns from Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting, I came up with this shawl. It is knit from Lion Brand sport weight wool ease yarn. Grandma uses it as a nap afghan as it is 5 feet square. The wool ease gives it a nice wool feel and look but it can be laundered without worrying about felting.

I loved working with the sport weight yarn and was disappointed when it was discontinued.
Cool! It looks great, I bet many people would want one of these.
xrobevansx7 years ago do you do it?
callensgrandma (author)  xrobevansx7 years ago
A hap shawl, the easy way, is to knit the middle, pick up stitches around the outside of the middle square, then knitting on a border. The way the Shetlanders did it was to start from the outside in, which I have never tried.
stinkymum7 years ago
I agree with you about the sport weight yarn, it was a shame it was discontinued. Ah well - by the way I love the shawl.