Traditional Shetland Haps with Donna Smith
03 October, 2019
14.00 - 17.00
Shetland Museum, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
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Donna Smith

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Learn about the traditional technique of Shetland lace hap construction where the hap is knitted from the outside, starting with the lace edging, picking up stitches for the borders and finishing with the centre. You will be given instructions and guided through starting to knit your own mini hap using this technique.

Homework: You will be asked to knit the hap edging as homework, this is the most time consuming part so more time can be spend in class on the final construction. You will be emailed detailed instructions for this in plenty of time before the class. There will be examples of traditional haps on display for you to study.

Materials: You will need one ball of wool yarn (e.g. 25g) in a fingering or lace weight and needles size 4.00mm, 4.25mm or 4.5mm (either DPNs or circular).

Skills required: students should be able to knit stocking stitch and should be familiar with basic lace knitting stitches such as YO, K2Tog.