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Hap-py shawl

from Kathleen Dames
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hap-py shawl
Hap-py shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • picking up stitches
  • working in the round
  • working flat

Pattern Description:

A new-world homage to the Shetland Hap shawls of old. Worked all in one piece with one needle and one skein of yarn, this makes a perfect travel project, whether you're waiting on a park bench, soaring above the clouds, or sailing the high seas. Plus, the Crest of the Wave pattern (written out and charted), an interesting variant on the traditional Feather and Fan, is easy to master with spectacular results. What are you waiting for? It's time to get Hap-py!

Instructions are given for a swatch, which will make a perfect little shawl for an 18" doll, plus the full-size shawl, which measures 32" square. Swatch and shawl do use all of the skein of Madeline Tosh Prairie, so be aware that not achieving gauge may lead to your needing more yarn.


18 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32 inches square


  • madeline tosh prairie or similar lace weight yarn, 840 yards
  • US6/4.0mm 40-inch circular needle (or size necessary to achieve gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, including one different to indicate end of round
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

840 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

madeline tosh prairie


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